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Galipdede Caddesi

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Address: Tunel-Asmalimescit, Istanbul, Turkey

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A stimulating walk on the downhill narrow street

Many display their goods in front of their shop, turning the busy street into a colourful parade of goods. If you're hungry suffers area no lack of a quick bite.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many display their goods in front of their shop, turning the busy street into a colourful parade of goods. If you're hungry suffers area no lack of a quick bite.

Thank Phayao13
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

End of Istklal street down to Eminounu Area of old Istanbul. Don't miss this narrow downhill street with many small artistic shops and small restaurants.

1 Thank Hashem A
Fukaya, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

This street is pretty steep, so it may be hard to walk, but the area is full of shops and cafe, I like the atmosphere of this street. Took some pictures here. The best time to visit here is on the weekdays, early in the afternoon, when the street are not very crowded. There are some unique shops selling Tshirts... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

On a walk back from Istiklal Street, we took a wrong turn and headed down Galipdede Street......to our own good fortune. It's a very narrow, but interesting street. What you'll find is a huge abundance of shops that sold musical instruments. And, what a variety. I know this is where you go in Istanbul to make such a purchase. if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015 via mobile

This steep, often crowded street sells all kinds of tourist knick knacks you see everywhere in Istanbul (but at better prices), but there are also about a dozen music shops selling traditional Turkish and near-eastern instruments (ouds and sazes/bağlamas and the like). I bought a bağlama saz for £37, which, for an instrument that plays nicely and sounds surprisingly good,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

Our hostel was in this street, so we needed to walk it up and down every day. Very steep, so not really wheelchair friendly. But a nice lively street with a huge variation of shops, ideal for the last-second souvenir shopping.

Thank Ives V
Targoviste, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Galipdede Caddesi is a tiny, but unfortunately crowded street which connects the Galata Tower with Karakoy zone. There are a lot of shops and souvenirs so the atmosphere is amazing. It's a nice place to visit in Beyoglu.

1 Thank Claudiu S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Be sure not to miss this very interesting street which is full of shops selling music instruments and interesting clothes. This street is located at the end of Istiklal.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

If you are a music lover, you will surely find any instrument you are looking for. The music shops are sooo special, it is an amazing place to visit,walking and it is not so far from istiklal street.

1 Thank Zeinasinno

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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