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Istiklal Street

Neighborhood: Sirkeci
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As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul and 2 other guides
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Address: istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +905324216164
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
Description: 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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Heart and Soul of Istanbul

This is the best place to hang out in Istanbul, excellent shopping, plenty of cool cafes, resturants and pubs..Its a very lively streets and the stores stay open till mid night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Sanaa, Yemen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is the best place to hang out in Istanbul, excellent shopping, plenty of cool cafes, resturants and pubs..Its a very lively streets and the stores stay open till mid night.

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Manchester, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

i cannot explain why i like this place but it is just amazing. may be because you can feel the Turkish spirit in this street. i just like it so much <3

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Istiklal Cadesi has it all! Simply amazing! Food, shopping, coffee shops, pubs, outlets etc... We used to walk everyday through this street. Always walk it all along from Taksim square towards Galata tower.

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Pahoa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to window shop! Have a lite meal or bowl. Very rowdy street and lot of fun to be had! Or ride the tram.

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Baghdad
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

For people and families visiting Istanbul, being in Istiklal Caddesi to have a walk in the beautiful street and have breakfast/launch or dinner in one of the hundreds cafes and resturants along the street and sub streets is a must. Also there is a lot of shops with middle classes brands that makes the street a shopping experience as well.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A very busy street with lots of shops, branded and local brand name. Foods a wide variety, local to international. Price range from a street food vendor price to high end price. A good place to hang around.

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Antalya, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Most favorite street in Istanbul, which crosses Taksim Square and Tunel...Pedestrian zone with many shops and restaurants at the crowdy main and the neighbor streets...Best reflection of the cosmopolitan city of Istanbul...You can enjoy the cafe and restaurants where locals do...Ideal for window shopping as well...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Top attraction in Taksim Istanbul Nice lovely place But i do not Like the Hustlers and the Beggars who harassed the tourists Nice cafes and malls with tram in the middle Live place day & night

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This street is like walking down Oxford street in London, many shops ad stalls selling cheap food/snacks... lots and lots of people... the good thing is it is has no cars along most of it and a tram that runs through the middle. Would be good for shopping and a stroll come day or night. You can walk from taksim... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The city's most popular strolling, shopping and snacking street, now reserved for pedestrians, is lined with boutiques, cafes, consulates, restaurants, galleries, cinemas and banks, with residential apartments above. Very famous for its shopping. You can get some good value items. The avenue begins at Taksim Square, the hub of modern Istanbul. Nostalgic tramway cars rattle and clank along from Taksim... More 

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