About the Island

Located at the heart of the Marmara Sea, Democracy and Liberties Island has many unique sites and artworks to explore.

From the majestic Lighthouse to Henry Bulwer’s Castle, the Viewing Terraces and installation artworks exhibited around the island; all corners of the Democracy and Liberties Island are full of history and meaning. Together with the enchanting view of Istanbul and the Prince’s Islands; there are modern works of art, museums and historical sites waiting to be discovered by visitors

Yassıada’s history can be separated into four different periods, having been used as a place of seclusion, exile and prison throughout its history, it is mostly imprinted in our memories with  the coup trials held in recent history.