FIND A WALK
About the Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul Walk in Istanbul
“I've never left Istanbul, never left the houses, streets and neighborhoods of my childhood."
For many, Turkish Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk's vision of Istanbul as a society at a crossroads between westernization and tradition, defines this city. It is fitting, therefore, that Pamuk and his works provides a unique lens to understand Istanbul. Focusing on the affluent neighborhood Nisantasi where Pamuk grew up and which figures in many of his novels, this three-hour walking tour takes us deep into Pamuk's magical city and prompts us to ponder the intriguing interplays between fiction, reality, and the Istanbul evoked by this famous author and his enigmatic characters.
We will begin with an overview of Pamuk and his work, tracing his biography and covering key elements of his contributions to world literature, generally, and the idea of Istanbul, more specifically. We'll look directly at how the city itself acts as a character in his novels and how he has reinvented it for modern Turks—read more
- Duration: 3 hours
- Category: Orientation
- Group: TRY150 per person
- Private: TRY575 per party
- Venues Visited
- Museum of Innocence