This short railway has served Istanbul’s residents and visitors since the late 19th century. It is the oldest existing underground train in continental Europe, and second-oldest in the world after the London Underground.
In the mid-19th century, the Ottoman Empire was opening to international trade and many Europeans began to settle in the then capital. Many of them lived in the Pera neighborhood (today known as Beyoğlu), where residences, luxury hotels, and embassies were located at the top of a steep hill, and the banks, warehouses, and exchange offices where many Europeans worked were located at the base, closer to the ports lining the Golden Horn.
|From Galata Tower to Istanbul Modern en||0.3km||site_izi|
|SALT Galata to SALT Beyoğlu / Route B en||0.1km||site_izi|
|Jewish Heritage of Galata en||0.5km||site_izi|
|SALT Galata to SALT Beyoğlu – Route A en||0.2km||site_izi|
|Historic Centre of Istanbul en||0.6km||site_izi|
|Galata House Restaurant||2020||0.2km||site_ao|
|Pera Palace Hotel||2019||0.9km||site_ao|
|The Underground Mosque||2018||0.2km||site_ao|
|Istanbul Textile Traders Market ?MÇ||1.1km||site_brutalism|
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