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Markets and Murals on the Asian side

  • 18 Jan 2019
  • 10:00 - 14:00
  • Kadikoy Pier
  • 8


This walk starts in the colorful and lively fish market of Kadikoy and into the silence of an Armenian chapel.

With a simple cross over to the other side of the street we dive into another world, a neglected area in the process of being gentrified. Among the tattered art deco buildings, facing the majestic Haydarpasa train station, we find a series of gigantic surreal murals commissioned by the Kadikoy municipality, for an art festival in 2013.  

A short dolmus ride away we enter the district of Uskudar, and below a picturesque hilltop we walk down to the lovely Bosphorus village of Kuzguncuk known for many things, it’s long history of religious tolerance, it's large number of artists and intellectuals, black sea villagers, a soft Bosphorus breeze and it’s beautiful traditional wooden houses looking over a rare city garden.

We will make a stop for an optional lunch (not included in the fee) at a local eatery.  

Please do wear comfortable shoes.

NOTE: Meeting point is at KADİKÖY pier (Beşiktaş departure pier). To those arriving with the boat from Beşiktaş - Kadiköy, this is the pier that you will arrive into Kadiköy. 

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