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Beyoğlu

Set on a steep hill north of the Golden Horn, facing the old town of Stamboul, is the “new town” of Beyoğlu, previously known as Pera – simply, “the other side”. The area is hardly “new”; there has been a settlement here for 2,000 years. In the early Byzantine era, Pera was populated by Jewish merchants. In the late 13th century, Genoese merchants were given Galata as a reward for helping the Byzantines recapture the city from the Crusaders. In Ottoman times, European powers established embassies and trading centres, and Istanbul’s commercial centre shifted here from the Grand Bazaar area. Today, Beyoğlu is the heart of modern European Istanbul, ...

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