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Istiklal Street

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Address: istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 532 421 6164
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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Beyoğlu district cover "istiklal caddesi" and right-left side connected fishbone streets starting from "Tunel" to Taksim square. 1.5 km lenght of street gives you to have... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice day place but at night it's really scary, people there are not lovely and helpful at all, also they exploited tourists alot

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beyoğlu district cover "istiklal caddesi" and right-left side connected fishbone streets starting from "Tunel" to Taksim square. 1.5 km lenght of street gives you to have opportunity of shoping , joining to entartainment or eating and drinking. "Çiçek Pasajı" and "Asmali Mescit" are the destination point for restaurants where you can take alcoholic beverages with food . Also you can... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the longest streets with hundreds of shops and restaurants It's a must see and walk . You can rest and enjoy castana and corn. Love it

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lot of the shops are what you get all over Europe so not such a big deal. The best part are the traditional or local brands / shops which are a real novelty and joy. Delicious snacks and plenty of cafés and restaurants to enjoy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've seen the ups and down of tourism in Istanbul. 2 days ago, this street was so alive and busy and a shopping haven for me. Though police visibility is very much seen, I've got used to it as a tourist. Makes me feel safer actually. Then I've realized how lucky I was to have taken advantage of cheap hotel... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you've been to any major shopping district, you can basically expect the same thing in istiklal street. With one exception though.. The aptly named historic tramway running from taksim square to tünel. The tram runs parallel to the street and it was a nice photo opportunities for shutterbugs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good shopping area for Tourists. Many Food Joints and Sweet Shops selling authentic Turkish Delights - Police Patrolling is on going. I was also stopped by Police who checked my handbag. Good Security by Government of Turkey for Tourists However, there is a presence of Refugees, selling petty things. This is a humane issue

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A go to place for lots and lots of traditional things as well as shopping too. You wanna explore around it for more quite things and streets . Pizzerias cafes and much much more are hidden around this street Don't forget to keep walking until you hit the amazing Galata Tower . Turkish delights and Turkish tea and doner are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a Saturday shopping in this mecca of shops. The place is very crowded and is well supported by the locals. All the major brands are represented here. It worth to spent couple hours walking thru the streets and especially the side streets.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's world renowned for a reason: thick with people of all ages including families; lined with European brand shops, restaurants & of course Starbuck's (can't escape the American chain). The best part for me is the live music. Small groups of local musicians singing Persian, Arabic and Turkish songs. Beautiful people wearing the latest trends, children smiling and couples holding... More 

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Beyoglu
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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