SALT Galata - Things To Do in Istanbul - LikeALocal Guide

Exhibition space,
library & restaurant

SALT Galata

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Why locals love it

Locals adore this place. Set in the former Imperial Ottoman Bank headquarters in Karaköy, it offers top-notch art exhibitions and superb views. It also houses a specialised public library and archive, research spaces and a conference hall.

Why you should visit it

If you enjoy feeding your mind with creative exhibitions, losing yourself in libraries, admiring spectacular views and relishing delicious food, chances are SALT Galata will turn out to be your favourite spot in the city!

Special tip

There’s a lovely fine dining restaurant on the top floor, and a more casual café downstairs.

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14 Comments

This is a very beautiful and interesting historical building, and in its basement there is a museum for the first banknotes printing press of the Ottoman Empire Amazing place with variety of books in so many languages from different centuries. You can read there or buy the book for money. They also have a little coffee shop inside and smoking balcony area.
SUMER
Local
March 13, 2020
Amazing place with variety of books in so many languages from different centuries. You can read there or buy the book for money. They also have a little coffee shop inside and smoking balcony area.
SUMER
Local
March 13, 2020
Is the library free? Do we need to register?
Banafsheh
Local
August 29, 2019
It is totally free , you don’t need any registration
SUMER
Local
March 13, 2020
You can visit there as a tourist or to join an event to socialize. It's like mixture of all. You can see exhabitions, watch movie, make some search in library, drink your coffe and make good photos inside.
Atlas
Local
August 4, 2019
It is a great place with a library and a pretty coffee shop to chill and study. Also it is a perfect location for a photoshoot. And it is a stunning example of contemporary architecture in Istanbul.
Alina
Traveller
April 6, 2019

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