Cicek Pasaji or Flower Arcade Taksim Istanbul
Located next to Tokatliyan HanAs you walk down Istiklal Road (Caddesi) on the right side is the Tokatliyan Han that sits on the site of the Tokatliyan Hotel which in the 19th century was the second largest hotel in Istanbul after the Pera Palas . Right next to this is the wonderfully decorated Flower Arcade and has a sign above the entrance that reads “Cite de Pera”.
Restaurants in Cicek PassageThe arcade has become famous for the mezes (appetisers) and rakı that is on offer here and served to you under a glass roof in a cobblestoned courtyard that has gypsy musicians serenading you at your table whilst you dine.
HistoryIt was the Naum Theatre that once stood here and as it burnt down in
Cite de Pera TodayThe arcade is still very popular for a night out and another popular place is Nevizade Street ( Sokak ) which is located at the back.
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