Alsancak, Izmir

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Situated within the historical center of the city, Alsancak lures tourists with its restaurants, cafes, and shops. Known as "Punta" during the Ottoman times, this verdant neighborhood once housed mostly members of the upper-middle class. Today the lively quarter serves as the center of Izmir's tourist activity, featuring a network of streets filled with Ottoman-era houses converted into cozy bars. Visit the neighborhood's main square, a large open area dominated by a clock tower built in 1901 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Sultan Abdul Hamid II's ascension to the throne. To experience the city's romantic atmosphere, stroll along the quarter's waterfront areas. Make Alsancak a centerpiece of your Izmir vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Izmir trip generator.
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  • August 19, 2017
    Clean district, food variety, good night life A perfect area for shopping for different brands, categories and classes  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    An interesting area offering access to the Bay and adjacent upscale restaurant row. Popular with visitors and locals alike. The main street between the Alsancak and restaurant row unfortunately is qui...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Beautiful venue is a great place of alsancak. All kinds of fun having a place that gathers people together.
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