Beyoglu is a district of Istanbul located on its European side, separated from the historic centre of Istanbul by the Golden Horn. The district also includes the following neighborhoods: Galata, the medieval Genoese citadel from which Beyoglu itself originated, Karaköy, Cihangir, Sishane, Tepebasi, Tarlabasi, Dolapdere and Kasimpasa. It is connected to the historic centre by the Galata and Unkapani bridges. Beyoglu is the most active art, entertainment and night life centre of Istanbul. The Galata tower, built in 1348 by the Genoese, is located here.
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