Salt Galata

Salt Galata was designed by the Levantine architect Alexandre Vallaury for the Ottoman Bank and opened its doors in 1892. Over the course of the years the building underwent many changes and during recent restoration work the building was stripped of the later additions that threatened its original character and refitted according to its current needs.

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Address

Bankalar Cad. No: 11, Karaköy

Visiting Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 – 20:00
Sunday 12:00 – 18:00

Phone +90 212 334 2200

Salt Galata was designed by the Levantine architect Alexandre Vallaury for the Ottoman Bank and opened its doors in 1892. Over the course of time, the building underwent many changes and alterations. During recent restoration work, the building was stripped of the later additions that threatened its original character and refitted according to its current needs.

Located in Salt Galata, the Ottoman Bank Museum is the first museum in Turkey to be founded by a private bank. Opened in 2002, the objects and documents exhibited are designed to reflect the central role the bank played in the history of the late Ottoman and early Republican periods.

As well as the Ottoman Bank Museum there is Salt Research, where one can find both printed and digital sources on the Ottoman Bank and related topics, a 219 person capacity auditorium, widely attended and admired workshops, the Open Archive, various exhibitions spaces, and a cafe and restaurant.

Taksim: Get to the Tünel stop either by foot or taking the Nostalgic Tram Line from Taksim. Then take the tram to Karaköy.

Also you can take the funicular railway line inside the Taksim Metro station to Kabataş. Then get on the T1 Zeytinburnu – Kabataş tramline and get off at the Tophane stop.

Atatürk Airport: Get on the Aksaray – Havaalanı metro line for Aksaray. Then transfer to the T1 Zeytinburnu – Kabataş tramline and get off at the Karaköy stop.

Blue Mosque Area: Get on the T1 Zeytinburnu – Kabataş tramline and get off at the Karaköy stop.

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