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Istiklal Street

istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #107 of 395 Activities in Istanbul
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Restaurants, pubs, cafes, cinemas and shopping - you find it all here! Easily accessible from anywhere by bus, metro or dolmush. Its a long street so using the very local tram can be a good alternative to waking.

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Lebanon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Pedestrian street, good for shopping, close to taksim square but very crowdy..you can continue walking further to reach the stairs where you can explore the narrow streets down on both sides

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

this street is a walking street and is full of stores.every marks have a branch there and you can find everything you need. this street is also full of restaurants with all kind of foods.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

It will be good to visit this street once and only if you have time. There may be some nice restaurants there, though do take note of the prices as they are likely to be pitched higher than average due to the touristy nature of the street. There are some very affordable eats in the side alleys of the main... More

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I think the is the most crowded st. that I have ever seen in my life. I walked in the st. from its start to its end and that was not fun because it is a very busy st. and there is nothing unique about it. But it is good to eat there because there are many restaurants. don't expect... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We walked down the street from Taskim. There are lots of stores to see, but the further down the street you travel, the more interesting. In addition to shops, there were also lots of dessert places, cafes and even a couple Churches tucked away!

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Cairo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The most crowded part of Istanbul is the Istiklal street. The street is full of people selling goods in the middle of the street, goods that you will not be able to see because of the flocking crowds. In my opinion, the best way of exploring the street is taking the heritage tram from Beyoglu Tünel station to Taksim street... More

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algiers
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

istiklal street the place that i liked in istabul ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i liked old colored hoses , the big shops and malls ,all big brands are theire ,,,,,,,,,,istiklal street the good street for a good shopping :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A long, bustling street interesting in the evening, as well as during the day. It is full of shops with leather, oriental lamps, souvenirs and, of course, street performers. You can start your walk from the Taksim Square, the Galata Tower is in the middle (entrance fee 20 is lira), and if you walk just a bit more, you are... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Try going at daytime but also nighttime too. Its great for food with many popular restaurants and cafes, shopping is great too including for souvenirs and gifts, and it's always full of people.

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