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Istiklal Street

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Address: istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 532 421 6164
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

This cobblestone street attracts both locals and tourists who walk its...

This cobblestone street attracts both locals and tourists who walk its length to enjoy the many restaurants, cafes and shops. Many of the city's movie theaters are also located here.

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the famous street istiklal ; bigining from taksim square till the old town ( about 2 k"m maybe ) many shops ; restaurants ; sweet shops ( baklava & traditional items ) ; new... read more

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Haifa, Israel
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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the famous street istiklal ; bigining from taksim square till the old town ( about 2 k"m maybe ) many shops ; restaurants ; sweet shops ( baklava & traditional items ) ; new madame tesauds ; coffee shops with special kiwi ; banan ; apple .....tea !!!

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the famous street in Istanbul all the brand are available here and good restaurants don't forget to use the tramway

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Sfax, Tunisia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

That is something we should not miss. Huge number of shops and stores with everything you need. There are plenty of restaurants where you have a variety of cuisines.

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Go for a stroll down the street in the evening when the lights come up...dazzling shops on both sides...packed with people with the occasional tram coming in...full of life

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The most enjoyable crowed , me and my wife used to end our day at this street before turning home. Enjoy the food especially the shawarma at the begining of the street , then enjoy the walk to the end and end our night with a nice coffee and sweets .

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Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Located in Taksim is the busiest street of Istanbul, has shops, restaurants, cafes, kebaps, hookah, etc. Must visit for everyone, and Galata tower is also nearby.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Main streets going from the Galata bridge to Taxim square always full of life and activities in any time you visit it. It is especially live in the evenings and with so many people you can feel how big this city is. Unfortunately, due to attacks, there are police wherever you go but you get used to it.

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Jerusalem District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow very nice place to go either window shoping; have anything to eat or drink; movies; shopping mall or buy some shoes like I did😊.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's one of my favourite part of Istanbul! I'd call it the heart of Istanbul(after sultanahmet of course). Just next to the Taksim square is this amazing street. Filled with tourists, locals and lots and lots of shops! From all the branded shops to the small local ones, malls and restaurants and all fast food chains. The old red tram... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some shppping there, spend in Istiklal street almost all day. There is the biggest H&M and 2 big Mango outlets. It is really cool! Some nice cafes, but i suggest you to eat Sirkeci, food is more delicious and prices are better.

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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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