A special place for young people in Turkey, Kadikoy is known for its vibrant and colorful lifestyle. When it comes to Kadikoy, you will witness one of the most lively places in the whole world. Whether it's nightlife or cultural events, you will always come across energetic and colorful people in Kadikoy. Furthermore, Kadikoy has stunning places you don't want to miss out on.
Being a major symbol of Kadikoy, The Bull Statue is a meeting place for many. When one mentions Kadikoy, the first thing that comes to mind is The Bull Statue. With symbolizing power, the statue has an interesting story. The statue is made by a French artist to symbolize the victory of France against Germany. Then, in the 1870s, when Germany won the war against France, the statue is moved to Germany. In 1917, the statue was presented to Enver Pasa as a gift during the First World War. The statue was placed in its current location in 1987. After that, it has quickly gained attention as a tourist attraction, meeting place, and celebration place for Fenerbahce fans.
Learn the history through toys; Istanbul Toy Museum offers the history of the world with toys that date back nearly 200 years. In 2005, when Sunay Akin started writing a book named Kirdigimiz Oyuncaklar (The Toys We Break), the idea of establishing a museum came to his mind, and here we are with a stunning museum with different themes in each room.
Known as ''Kadıköy's Cradle of Culture'', Sureyya Opera House attracts people with its cultural events and pleasing aesthetics. Designed by Sureyya Ilmen Pasa in 1927, Sureyya Opera House was planned to be an opera, ball house, and theater, but it was used as a cinema hall for years. In 2007, Sureyya Opera House was restored and started to be used as an opera, ball house, and theater once again.
Akmar Passage, which was once a frequent destination for rock and metal enthusiasts, has now left its place to bookstores. Still, there are music stores on the down floor for rock and metal enthusiasts. Yet, Akmar Passage left its place for bookworms and students recently.
Also known as ''Beyoglu of Anatolia'', Kadikoy Bazaar has many stores and shops. Kadikoy Bazaar, which is one of the most vibrant spots on Kadikoy offers shopping for seven days a week to its visitors. It is estimated that there are more than 300 businesses in the area from greengrocers to fishermen, from spices to pastry shops, restaurants, and cafes.
You can use Metrobus and Marmaray(train) and get off at the Sogutlucesme stop. Also, you can reach Kadikoy by using the M4 Kadikoy-Tavsantepe metroline.