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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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24 hours alive

The stret has always been the attraction center. You can find this place alive for 24 hours. But i must say that it is usualy very crowded. Try to feel the impulse and enjoy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Visiting istanbul without visiting istiklal street , is like visiting nothing You should walk in this street , it's the soul of istanbul , it's the pumping heart of it No words can describe it But everything in your mind , you can find it there I can't wait my next visit to it ❤

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Don't Miss it! Live close to it. visit it everyday. its crowded but its lively. the evenings are amazing. we were in istanbul over the weekend so the street was filled with 100's of people and there is just so much life and music and performances happening all over the street. you just never wanna leave. we were there for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It's a fun part of Istanbul to walk in, but no must. We felt like we were walking on the Meir in Antwerp.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Better to start the walk from Taksim square and walk toward the Galatta tower as you are walking downhill. Better to do this at dusk/night as the place is ALIVE and vibrant with activity. Such a contrast after visiting historical mosques and museums.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The stret has always been the attraction center. You can find this place alive for 24 hours. But i must say that it is usualy very crowded. Try to feel the impulse and enjoy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

OK to walk down but shopping is becoming predictable, Zara, sneaker stores, candy stores and now Starbucks. If you want to shop, many better places

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This street is located on the ridge of what used to be the Italian settlement north of historical Constantinople. It is a pedestrian mall and you can take a sort of train thing to get up there, if you don't want to walk up the steep hill (as I did). You can pass the Galata Tower (built by those Italians)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Untill you don't walk here, you cannot imagine the size of the street. I didn't had any problems there regardless of time of a day. Recomended to visit, to get a feeling of a big city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Istiklal is very crowded, especially at night, so nmany people it's hartd to walk. Explore side streets, you can find bar/restaurant/club which suits you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I walk to this street tonight its very famous all people is come to here firday nights and saturday nights. You must can go nevizade, you can find to a lot of pubs and restaunrats in there You can enjoy visit to here

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