Gay Istanbul

Gay Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey’s largest and most popular city, offers a fascinating history, beautiful sightseeing and thriving gay nightlife.


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Istanbul is the “cultural capital” of Europe and with its rich history, countless locations religious significance and ancient architecture it no surprise. The city acts as the bridge between Europe and Asia and as such has been heavily inlfuenced by both continents. Istanbul also has a growing gay scene, with a number of gay bars and gay clubs populating its gay districts. The city has had an annual pride demonstration since 2003 which tends to occur in June or July and attracts large crowds of LGBT+ individuals and allies.

The main gay district of Istanbul is Taksim, where gay travelers will find many venues tailored towards gay visitors. Beyoglu is another gay district of the city and is known for being a hub of creativity and art, with many of the residents being trendy, young professionals. In these gay districts, travelers should feel completely at ease and comfortable.

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