Istanbul Sisli District Guide

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Şişli is located in the European side of İstanbul with almost three hundred thousand population. The district is adjacent to Kağıthane, Beşiktaş and Beyoğlu districts. There are many historical buildings, workplaces, modern trade centers, big shopping centers, culture and art centers in Şişli district. Şişli district is the business and financial center of İstanbul and the country’s economy. Şişli District is also rich in educational institutions. There are campuses of universities such as Marmara, Bahçeşehir and Nişantaşı within the boundaries of the district. Şişli, which has many cinemas and theaters, is one of the main cultural centers of the mega city.

Check out the most comprehensive Şişli district guide now. You will find the answers of many questions like “Places to see in Şişli” or “How to get to Şişli?” in this guide.

District Name



Population Density

Population Growth Rate

Surface Area

Number of Neighbourhood




25.437 / km2

2,02 %

10.62 km2


Do you want to get detailed information about hospitals in Şişli? If you’re, our special health guide will be helpful for you. In Şişli, there are 2 state hospitals and 18 private hospitals. In addition, there are many medical centers such as eye hospitals, psychiatry centers, dialysis centers, oral and dental health clinics in the district.

If you are looking for real estate for sale in Şişli or real estate for rent in Şişli, you are on the right page. As of the end of August 2020 in Istanbul, Şişli district, the prices of houses for sale have increased by 7.96% in the last year. Average for sale residential property size is 100 square meters. Considering the annual averages, the neighborhoods that gained the most value in Istanbul province Şişli district as of the end of August 2020 were Cumhuriyet, İnönü, Teşvikiye, Harbiye, Mecidiyeköy, respectively.

Accommodation in Şişli is an important issue for people who visit city for different purposes like tourism or business. You can find a lot of hotels that are suitable for every kind of budget in the borders of district.

Check out the “Best places to visit in Şişli” or “Top 10 things to do and see in Şişli” questions in this guide. Şişli is one of the richest districts of the İstanbul in terms of cultural, spiritual and historical places. For a cultural activity, you can first visit the Atatürk Museum, then the historical mosques, churches and synagogues of the district, and then stop by the delightful Bomontiada established in an old brewery and have something to eat. In the evening, you can listen to live music and sip your drink in one of the pleasant places in the back streets of Şişli. Places such as Maçka Democracy ParkMilitary MuseumŞişli MosqueTeşvikiye MosqueSaint Esprit Church and Ihlamur Pavilion are among the places to visit in Şişli district. Educational institutions such as Notre Dame de Sion French High School for Girls and Saint Michel French High School are also located within the boundaries of the district. Cevahir Shopping Center also awaits visitors as the second largest shopping center in Europe.

Şişli has metro and bus transportation alternatives. You can use M2 Yenikapı- Hacıosman metro line, Metrobus and IETT buses to visit different districts of the city. You can also reach Şişli district by connecting via Marmaray. Şişli is 45 kilometers away from Sabiha Gökçen International Airport and 42 kilometers away from İstanbul International Airport.

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