Istanbul Modern is a popular museum and is located on the Bosphorus close to Karaky Port often hosts the exhibitions of well-known Turkish and foreign artists.
Some of the works of art from the late Ottoman time are being exhibited in Pera Museum, one of the most popular ones is the Kaplumbaga Terbiyecisi (Turtle Trainer) by Osman Hamdi Bey.
Apart from its permanent group, the museum also hosts visiting exhibitions just like the works of famous artists (Rembrandt.)
Hotel Pera Palace was built in 1892 in this area in order to host the Orient Express?s passengers. Agatha Christie wrote the novel ?Murder on the Orient Express? in this hotel. Agatha?s room is preserved as a museum now.
In Pera Palace, over the years ,other guests are being entertained, including Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Julio Iglesias , Greta Garbo ,Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis, Edward VIII (former King of England).
Galata Tower & Galata Quarter Watchtower of the Genovese walls from 1349, Galata Tower is the only surviving remains of that colony today and stands a clear sight gracing the sky, growing out of current day Beyoglu, overlooking the Golden Horn and looking across to the Asian shores. The neighboring district nurtured a whole variety of cultural minorities of the European in the nineteenth century. This distinct foreign settlement, nearly on the entrance of the Golden Horn, was suspiciously regarding by the population and thus Galata was denoted as ?Pera?, which is derived from a Greek word meaning ?opposite seashore?. The concept of that approach is absurd today when it is the unreserved shores of Europe and Asia that are the real contrary shores today . An exciting tale and apparently not metropolitan legend associated with the Galata Tower tells of how by name of Hazerfan Ahmet Celebi, one enthusiastic inventor, clipped two home-produced wings to himself in the sixteenth century and leapt off the upper tower atmosphere, successfully gliding all the way across the Bosphorus to the town of Uskudar safe and describe it one of the first flights. Today it houses nightclubs and restaurant but be sure to take a ride up in the towers modern lift and endeavor outdoors to the panoramic balcony from which there are awesome views over the, Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus ,Golden Horn and the brightly colored strips of Galata?s own residences. And what a glorious point of view to finish the tour, mostly when the sun sets down ? all of Istanbul city magnificently extend at your foot in gold! still on a high!