"Çiçek Pasajı" Flower Passage - Cicek Pasaji Tip by MM212

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  • Çiçek Pasajı - Aug 04 - Istanbul
      Çiçek Pasajı - Aug 04
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  • Cité de Pera - Aug 04 - Istanbul
      Cité de Pera - Aug 04
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Once named Cité de Pera, this Beaux-Arts style building was one of the most luxurious addresses in Pera, as this area of Constantinople was known. It was built in 1874 with a Parisian-style passage containing luxury shops on its ground floor. With the decline of the area in the 20th century, the building was left to decay, but not before the arcade was turned in a flower market whose memory is now eternalised in its modern name, Çiçek Pasajı (i.e. Flower Passage). The building and the arcade were restored in the late 20th century, but the flower market was replaced by bars and cafés. Nowadays, it is a lively arcade, among many off İstiklal Caddesi, which stand as a reminder of a bygone era.

Address: İstiklal Caddesi, Beyoğlu
Directions: Connects Istiklal Avenue with Sahne Street, in Beyoglu district

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  • Updated Mar 1, 2010
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