The history of Şişli begins with the entrance of the Ottoman Empire. Sisli was famous for hunting, agriculture and leisure till 1800s. It was transformed into a middle class residential area during late years of the Ottoman Empire and at the beginning of Turkish Republic during late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Sisli is characterized by its demographic diversity, as it is inhabited by a population of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds from the Turks, Armenians, Greeks and the Balkans, as well as the families of the merchants of Damascus who settled in Istanbul since the days of the Ottoman Empire, and is now inhabited by writers and poets as well, as Sisli has acquired many theaters, cafes and facilities Other cultural sites in Istanbul.
Since the 1970s, most of the aged buildings in Sisli were replaced with modern and may multi-storey constructions. The back alleys are occupied by residents belonging to working class community and students. However, sisli district istanbul still provides relief to its residents due to the presence of plenty of shopping opportunities, cafeteria, pubs and other entertainments. In addition, sisli district Istanbul catches attraction due to its proximity to major areas of Istanbul.
Business and shopping in Sisli
Sisli is a center for trade and shopping, as it is a central area providing public transportation services and modern infrastructure.
The main road in Sisli connects you to the skyscrapers in Mecidiyekoy, Gairiyet Tepe, Levent and its neighboring neighborhoods in the Sisli region, and there is also the famous Istanbul Cevahir Mall, which until recently was considered the largest mall in Europe, and the second largest shopping center in the world.
Sisli has always been inhabited by ancient families and high-class social classes, so the region has become home to many luxury brands in the world, especially in the famous Nisantasi district.
Tourist attractions in Sisli
The Sisli region abounds with a huge number of tourist attractions, catering to all social and tourist tastes and needs for visitors and residents alike, including:
Museums and archaeological sites
Istanbul Military Museum (Harbiye), Ataturk Museum, Freedom Monument and Ilamur Palace.
Turk Telecom Stadium and Galatasaray Football Club Stadium.
Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall and Cemil Topuzlu open-air theater
Sisli Mosque, Teshwikyeh Mosque, Majidiyekoy Central Mosque and Holy Spirit Cathedral.
Cevahir Mall, Canyon Shopping Center, Metro City Shopping Center, Profilo Shopping Center and Trump Tower.
High-rise buildings and skyscrapers
Diamond of Istanbul, Safir Tower, Sapanca Center, and Sisli Plaza.
Parks and gardens
Machka Park, Turkcel Platinum Park, Adala Park, and Yildiz Park.
Education in Sisli
There are many public, private and international schools in Sisli for all levels of education, and prestigious universities, including Nisantasi University, Bilem University, Halic University, Bilgi University and Istanbul Technical University.
Health in Sisli
Sisli includes a group of the most important large hospitals in Istanbul, such as Gulan International Hospital, Nisantasi Hospital, and Okemedan Hospital, in addition to many famous clinics and clinics.
Transportation in Sisli
Sisli is characterized by being a vital point and an important transportation hub, as the metro and metrobus lines that connect the Asian and European sides of Istanbul intersect. In addition to many internal transport lines.