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SALT Galata, Istanbul

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
An independent not-for-profit cultural institution, SALT Galata holds as its mission the exploration of critical and timely issues in visual and material culture and the cultivation of innovative programs for research and experimental thinking. The organization conducts research, develops archives, generates publications, and hosts exhibitions, lectures, conferences, workshops, educational programs, and video and film screenings in the fields of contemporary art, social and economic history, architecture, design and urbanism. For SALT Galata and beyond, use our Istanbul vacation generator to get the most from your Istanbul vacation.
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  • This institution of contemporary art offers many choices of activities: art exhibition, film screenings, library with a beautiful décor. Internet available and very good flow. There is a café and a restaurant inside, you'll enjoy
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  • Salt Galata always offers free entrance and has quite a selection of exhibitions and shows. Also the library inside is a perfect spot to study. 
  • A very small version of the majestic foreign museums. The building is historic and very good. Must-see for domestic tourists ... and no entry fee. Time is life and thanks to those who contributed ...
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  • Very peaceful place to have a coffee & cake and relax for a bit. There is an art gallery (-1 floor), a library and a coffee shop (2nd floor), and a really good but pricy restaurant called "Neolokal" with lovely views of the city (3rd floor). There is a reception but they do not speak English. They have wifi but you need a Turkish telephone number to get a code by sms to be able to connect, which is a bit silly. Students come to study here. Access: To get in you need to climb the first set of stairs from the street, and only then there is an elevator, but I am not sure how people with limited movement can get up there.
  • I love SALT Galata. There's always something interesting going on at SALT, so be sure to check the event calendar for the latest goings-on. If you're a first-time visitor, be sure to check out the Ottoman Bank Museum on the lower level. The SALT Galata library is a quiet and it's good place to work or study.
  • It's a very nice place to work/study with free wifi and a café/restaurant. 1. The seats are limited. If you want a good place you have to come early in the morning. 2. It gets very crowded after in the afternoon. 3. It's closed on Mondays. 4. The tea (chai) served in the café is horrible. I don't know why. 5. The toilets are nicely designed and very clean. It's just a bit dark.
  • Very interesting and unorthodox gallery. Also, in the bank's historical section, there are records dating back for 100's of years. As an Armenian, it was very gratifying for me to view many Armenian names in the old records.
  • Great place to think and inspire even building itself is effectual.
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