Art, Culture and Entertainment

Istanbul is an international art and cultural center.

The International Arts and Cultural Festival is held each year in June and July with famous artists coming from all over the world.

These performances are held mostly in the Atatürk Cultural Center.

Those enjoying classical music can hear it at Cemal Resit Rey Hall.

Operas, operettas, ballets, film, concerts, exhibitions and conferences all share the cultural palette of the city.

Istanbul also has a rich program of light entertainment.

Nightclubs provide splendid entertainment throughout dinner, ranging from a selection of Turkish songs to the famous bellydance. Istanbul is an international gambling city with many casinos.