Ravouna 1906 Coffee&Bar
The Ravonua Building was designed as an antique Boutique home for the Italian Ravonua family in 1894. It is considered as an architectural masterpiece of its time and it is classifed as a second-degree historical building now. It was built by two Greek architectures who lived and got educated in Istanbul, during a period called Art Nouveau, which means New Art. Ravanua 1906 Cafe & Restaurant stands in Beyoglu, which is one of the most popular touristic locations of the city. Its’ rooftop holds an extraordinary view of the city. There are many art, shopping, entartainment and sightseeing options near Ravanua Cafe & Restaurant, so you can choose to have a nice dinner after your discoveries, or you can stop here for a nice coffee break. Its wide menu offers many appetizers from Anatolian cuisine, main dishes with meat, fish or vegetables from authentic Ottoman cuisineto contemporary Turkish cuisine. A part of this multi building structure is used as suites today, where you will be able to stay in the heart of Istanbul and have the privilege to spend a time in this architectural heritage.
Beyoglu is a big place with many beauties but it may be difficult to explore without a plan. You can join our Istiklal street tour to have a more organized way to discover the district. Taksim tour starts with you meeting our guides, then they will accompany you on the discovery of the many little side streets of İstiklal street. There you will have the advantage of exploring many historic buildings and many souvenir shops. Taksim street has been one of the most famous streets of Istanbul, attracting millions of tourists every year. Taksim Street is the home of many historical buildings, embassies, fancy hotels, theatres, restaurants and many international and local shops of Istanbul. This is a half-day tour, where you will discover beauties of Taksim street and have a chance to chat with our guide about background of Taksim and you will be equipped with trivial facts about certain historic structures. You will also visit the magnificent Armenian and Romanic churches and explore the breath-taking environment. This tour will also show that even though Taksim has countless beauties in it, Ravonua Café & Restaurant is an excellent way to relieve your tiredness in the middle of the city.
If concept of Art Nouveau interests you, you can participate in our Ebru workshop in Istanbul activity, where you can experience an example of Anatolian art and learn its basics and history. Ebru is a method of aqueous surface design, probably started around 14thcentury. In Ebru, you will create different figures and compositions out of concentrated liquid on a special paper. Ebru masters prepare this special form of liquid with ingredients from East and South East of Turkey. It is widely thought that the word Ebru comes from Persian, meaning cloud. This is a fun 2-hour workshop where you will decorate your paper in small groups, you will learn the ingredients of this ancient and beautiful art form. Motives from Ebru are commonly and widely used in Turkish culture. This workshop offers you to have a different experience in Istanbul and it will give you the joy of creating a souvenir on your own, for your friends and family.
Istanbul’s specialty comes from its diversity in ethnicities, religious beliefs and being a capital for many great Empires throughout time. Ravanua 1906 is a great example of how Greek and Italian members of the society expressed their visions to the city and add a great perspective on the diverse cultural heritage of the city. Its food options will boost this experience and satisfy your expectations. If you decide to come to Istanbul, don’t forget to check out Beyoglu and Ravanua 1906 Café & Restaurant!