santralistanbul

Santralistanbul is on the site of the Silahtara Eletrik Santrali - the first electrical power station run by the Ottoman State - and was converted into a cultural and artistic center in 2007. Since this time it has hosted over 20 national and international exhibitions.

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Address

Emniyettepe Mh., Kazım Karabekir Cd No:2, Istanbul, Turkey

Visiting Hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 20:00 on Weekends

Closed on 1 January and the first day of all religious holidays.

Phone (212) 311 7809

Santralİstanbul is on the site of the Silahtarağa power plant(Turkish: Silahtarağa Eletrik Santrali), the first electrical power station run by the Ottoman State, and was converted into a cultural and artistic center in 2007. Since opening it has hosted over 20 national and international exhibitions.

Affiliated with Santralİstanbul are the Museum of Energy(Turkish: Enerji Müzesi), which was built to preserve and exhibit the plant’s old power generators, as well as to host the Krek theater community, built with a special design in order to accommodate the site’s existing structures. In addition to these two buildings, a number of the plant’s former repair stations and storehouses have been turned into cafes and restaurants, as well as educational buildings for the Bilgi University.

With its large, well-groomed and grassy gardens the site is also home to some of Istanbul’s important festivals and concerts.

Except on holidays, there is always a free shuttle running to Santralİstanbul from the front of the Kabataş Ferry Dock (Turkish: Kabataş Vapur İskelesi).

From the Atatürk Airport

(1) Take the Havataş Shuttle or public bus 96T from the Atatürk Airport to Taksim.

You can take shuttle (half hourly bus service ) from Front of AKM(Atatürk Culture Center)between  08.30 AM – 09.00PM

 

(2) From airport, take Subway and get off at Ataköy- Şirinevler stop. 

From Şirinevler, take Busway and get off at Okmeydanı stop.

From Okmeydanı bus stop, you can take the public bus 49 A  to reach to Bilgi University.

 

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