Şişli District of Istanbul

Şişli is often regarded as one of the upscale districts in Istanbul, there’s a lot more to it than just 5 star hotels and shopping malls.
For a taste of Turkish culture, you can find impressive museums, churches and mosques all around this opulent district.
Going to Şişli really is an experience of contemporary Turkish

History of the Şişli area

The history of Şişli begins with the entrance of the Ottoman Empire, which was one of the important breakpoints in which the city underwent formal changes, under the influence of the West, in the historical development of Istanbul, which has continued uninterrupted since its foundation.
The historical evolution of Şişli has been closely linked to the historical evolution of Beyoğlu. As Beyoğlu became a European settlement, Şişli, which developed as a natural extension of it, had the same characteristics and was shaped and expanded with the effect of the Ottoman Empire’s entry into the westernization process.
Şişli District, which is one of the last settlements of Istanbul, entered into an extraordinary growth process especially after the second half of the 20th century; in a very short time has become one of the relatively old settlements of Istanbul.



One of the most important types of public transportation in Istanbul is the metrobus.

Metro and Tramway

One of the most modern and comfortable transportation lines of Istanbul is the metro. The first metro line was built between 2000 and 4.Levent. Today, it serves as Yenikapı-Haciosman line with the additional stations


is the most important types of public transportation in Istanbul

Most Popular Hotels of The District

Hilton Bosphourus

Swiss Hotel

Divan Istanbul

Radisson Blu

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