Salt Galata

Located on Bankalar Street in Karaköy, Salt Galata building was designed by French-Levantine architect Alexandre Vallauri to house the headquarters of the Imperial Ottoman Bank (1892-1999). Having undergone a series of structural modifications over time, the building began serving as Salt Galata in November 2011, following the repurposing work that revealed its original architectural character.

What Salt Galata Offers

Salt Galata houses Salt Research, a specialized library, as well as the Ferit F. Şahenk Hall for registered researchers, an Auditorium, exhibition and workshop spaces. Salt Galata also houses a permanent exhibition featuring documents from the Ottoman Bank Museum Collection that casts light on the 145-year history of the bank.

Located on the ground floor, the café and Robinson Crusoe 389 Bookstore is open during Salt’s visiting hours. Neolokal serves as a gourmet restaurant in the evenings.

The first floor of the building boasts a view of the Golden Horn and the Historical Peninsula.

Click here for more information on special event spaces and renting options in Salt Galata.

Architecture and Design

Refunctioning: Mimarlar Tasarım founded by Han Tümertekin
Orientation program and design: Koray Özgen
Salt Research spaces: ŞANALarc
Auditorium: Zoom/TPU
Workshops: Arif Özden and Tanju Özel
Reception desk, exhibition spaces, Auditorium foyers and wet areas on the three floors: Autoban
Shop: Ömer Ünal
Neolokal and Café: Aslıhan Demirtaş (KHORA)

Bankalar Caddesi 11
Karaköy 34421 İstanbul Türkiye
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T +90 212 334 22 00

Tue-Sat 11.00-19.00
Sun 11.00-18.00
Closed on the first and second days of Eid and Greater Eid;
New Year’s Day and Labor Day.

Free admission.