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Bohemian Kadıköy


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Why locals love it

Yeldeğirmeni is a historical part of Kadıköy with plenty to offer. Many elderly Turkish citizens have lived here from birth. It’s relatively inexpensive, there are lots of things to see and do and it’s home to a bunch of art studios.

Why you should visit it

With an interesting blend of social classes and religions, it’s a great place to get to know another side of Istanbul. Simply wander around the streets, soak up the history and have a chat with the friendly locals. You’ll see impressive murals on the sides of buildings – these were painted as part of the Mural-Ist Street Art Festival.

Special tip

You absolutely must check out the Don Kişot squat. It’s a social centre that was occupied by locals after the Gezi Resistance.

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Myriad trendy small cafes and restaurants side by side with traditional "terzi" (tailors), "yufakci" (filo pastry sheet makers), "simit" (bagel) bakers and more. All set against a long history of welcoming all and sundry.
June 26, 2021
Lots of beautiful Cafe's and restaurants.Very close to Kadikoy and Ports ,a place where students live. Prices are reasonable.
January 21, 2020
if you interested in street arts you must visit this area and get lost among amazing art pieces
February 26, 2019
It is the most historical place in Kadıköy
January 24, 2019
Murals! Also lots of great reasonably priced cafes, worth a visit if you find yourself killing time in Kadıköy.
November 11, 2018

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