Sisli District

The Sisli district is situated on the European side, on the north side of the Golden Horn, just North of the city center and some metro stops from the Taksim Square.
This area is mainly residential with common houses, but also features some brand new skyscrapers, for example one of Europe's tallest residential buildings. We visited it to see how a "normal" and not so touristy neighbourhood of Istanbul looks.

New residential buildings:Sisli Elite Residence from 2000 (140m, left) and Sisli Plaza from 2007 (170m right). One of the tallest residential buildings in Europe.

Yes, he carries the food on his head! Büyükdere Caddesi

A large shopping mall, Cevahir AVM, and Starbucks Coffeeshop at Büyükdere Caddesi.   TAT Center and older buildings
New residential buildings: Sisli Plaza and TAT Center (black triple towers) from 2007.

Sisli Key Plaza, Sisli Mosque and Trump Towers (residentials and offices from 2010)   Traffic jam at Büyükdere Caddesi

Sisli Camii (mosque)   Traffic jam at Büyükdere Caddesi

Sisli skyline seen from the Bosphorus   Traffic jam at Büyükdere Caddesi