CONGRESS AND CULTURE CENTERS
Haliç Congress Center
Imagine a meeting venue by the sea where urban sounds mingle with the cries of gulls and waves of the sea. Haliç Congress Center, with its stunning view, is a location within the city but at the same time away from the chaos of the city. The Center’s unique setting along the banks of the Haliç, also known as ‘the Golden Horn’, presents an unforgettable panoramic and spectacular view of Istanbul.
Distance to the Point Hotel Taksim: 4,6 km, 11 min.
Atatürk Cultural Center
Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) is a multi-purpose cultural center and opera house, hosting theater acts, performances of opera and ballet, concerts, meetings and conferences in Taksim. There is also an exhibition center and cinema hall inside the building. Opened in 1969 as the 4th biggest art and cultural center of the world, AKM symbolizes Republican values in Turkey. Atatürk Cultural Center has been closed since 2008 for renovation purposes.
Distance to the Point Hotel Taksim: 2,7 km, 7 min
Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall
CEMAL REŞİT REY Concert Hall (CRR) is owned by the Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul and operated by its subsidiary, the Kültür Ltd. Built by the Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul and opened on March 1989 with a series of 6 concerts, CRR Concert Hall is named after one of the leading composers of Turkish music, Cemal Reşit Rey (1904-1985). Filiz Ali, Aydın Gün, Arda Aydoğan and Yalçın Çetinkaya had served as the general art directors of the concert hall.
Distance to the Point Hotel Taksim: 4,4 km, 11 min
Lütfi Kırdar International Congress and Exhibition Centre
Although Istanbul was the birthplace of modern Turkish sports, the city didn’t have an indoor sports hall for many years. Following the massive success attained by Turkish wrestlers at the 1948 World Olympics and the European Wrestling Championship, it was decided that the 1949 European Wrestling Championship would take place in Istanbul. Lütfi Kırdar International Congress and Exhibition Centre was built for this purpose.
Distance to the Point Hotel Taksim: 4,4 km, 11 mins