Business Travel to Istanbul: Around the Corner from the Congress Valley



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The area, known as the Congress Valley, is a very central area within walking distance from Taksim Square and Nisantasi both. Therefore, if you are attending a conference or a seminar in this Valley, you are lucky.

Just stick you nose out from the conference room and you are almost in the Taksim Square. You could attend a concert or a theater at Ataturk Culture Center after the conference, or just stroll down the Istiklal Avenue and head towards Cicek Pasaji for shots of raki.

You do not even have to wait for after-the-conference to head to Istiklal. Lunch break? Walk fast to Haci Abdullah Restaurant on Istiklal Street towards its beginning for an authentic Turkish meal.

Alternatively you could also head for Abdi Ipekci Street and shrug off the day's street at Biber Bar or Beymen Brasserie.

If you are in for history and culture, stroll down hill from the Valley towards the coast and visit Dolmabahce Palace or the Istanbul Modern Museum.

Author: aisha


Day 1 - Istanbul, Nişantaşı


If your business trip will indeed revolve around the Congress Center, then Hilton Istanbul might be a perfect place to stay at. Wake and walk to you meeting, it has never been easier...

Depending on how many days you have, you can always play with this itinerary. However, if you have only a couple of days, use this first day to lunch at Haci Abdullah and get a feel of the local traditional food. After your conference ends, take a cab to Istanbul Modern Museum. It is worth a visit not only because of the exhibitions, but also because of its unique position by the coast. After this, go back to Nisantasi district and up onto the Abdi Ipekci Street for pre-dinner cocktails: Bibar Bar or Zazie Restaurant/Bar would be good choices.
Recommended dinner place is Vogue with its overwhelming terrace view.


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Hilton Istanbul

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Location:

Cumhuriyet Caddesi
Harbiye
34367 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 315 6000
fax: 90 212 240 4165


2

Congress Valley

Location:

Lütfü Kırdar Convention & Exhibition Center Harbiye
34267 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: +90 212 373 1100
fax: +90 212 224 0878


3

Haci Abdullah

Location:

Sakizağacı Caddesi 17
Beyoğlu
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 293 8561


4

Istanbul Modern

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Location:

Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Liman Sahasý Antrepo No: 4
Karaköy
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 334 7300
fax: 90 212 243 4319


5

Abdi İpekçi Caddesi

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Location:

Abdi İpekçi Caddesi
Kağıthane
Nişantaşı, Turkey


6

Zazie

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Location:

Atiye Sokak Ak Apartmanı No:7/2 Teşvikiye
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: +90 212 231 8781


7

Biber

Location:

Abdi Ipekci 36
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: +90 0212 231 4036


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Vogue (Le)

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Location:

A Block, 13th floor, Akaretler
Spor Caddesi, BJK Plaza
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 227 4404


Day 2 - Istanbul


Next day, if you can start the day early, visit the Dolmabahce Palace before the conference. Spend your lunch time back on Nisantasi and do some people watching -get into the local mood and crowd- at Beymen Brasserie. After the conference, stroll down on the Istiklal Street and enjoy the local life. Stop at 360 Restaurant for a sneak of the view and maybe drinks. For dinner you may try out a tavern in Cicek Pasaji, go back to Harbiye for Hunkar or Long Table in Nisantasi.


1

Dolmabahçe Palace

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Location:

Dolmabahce Caddesi
Besiktas
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 236 9000
fax: 90 212 236 3577


2

Beymen Brasserie

Location:

Abdi İpekçi Cad. No: 23/1
Marmara Hotel
34437 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 343 0444


3

İstiklal Caddesi

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Location:

İstiklal Caddesi
Istiklal Cad., Beyoglu
34437 Istanbul, Turkey


4

360 Istanbul

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Location:

Misir Apt. K:8 N:32/309
Istiklal Caddesi
80600 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 251 1042 / 90 212 251 1043
fax: 90 212 251 1048


5

Çiçek Pasajı

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Location:

İstiklal Caddesi
34433 Istanbul, Turkey


6

Long Table

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Location:

Tesvikiye Caddesi No:123,
Sisli
Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 224 81 81


7

Hünkar

Location:

Mim Kemal Öke Caddesi 21
Nişantaşı
34360 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 225 4662 / 90 212 225 4665


Day 3 - Istanbul


If you have more days... Do not crowd in the first two days and allocate items from days 1 and 2.


1

Mezzanine (The)

Location:

Taskisla Caddesi
Hyatt Regency Istanbul
34437 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: +90 212 368 1234
fax: +90 212 368 1000


2

Ataturk Culture Center

Location:

Taksim Square
Taksim
80090 Istanbul, Turkey

Contact:

tel: 90 212 252 3500


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