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-Attractions October 4, 2016
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Rumeli Passage

Rumeli Passage is located between Sakız Ağacı Sokak and İmam Adnan Sokak, on the right side of İstiklal Avenune as one goes from Taksim towards Galatasaray. The passage was built by Ragıp Pasha. This is the second passage of three that he owned in Beyoğlu. Rahip Pasha had all the passages built in order to remind the people of Beyoğlu of the Ottoman Empire and he gave them the names of three large land messes that bring to mind the Ottoman Empire. This passage, like the other two, is constructed of stone. The constrcution of the building was started in the second half of the 19th century.

Anadolu Passage

Anadolu Passage in on Istiklal Avenue, nex to the Atlas Cinema. It leads up to Alyon Street, one of the famous old streets in Beyoğlu. The passage was opned to public in the 20th century. Before this, Anadolu Passage and two other passage in the region, Rumeli Passage and Africa Passage, belonged to one of the chamberlians of Sultan Abdulhamid II, Rahip Pasha. Ragip Pasha built the passages with his private income to contribute to the future commercial development of the city. The building on Istiklal Avenue reclects typical Beyoğlu architecture.

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