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Istiklal Street

istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #99 of 380 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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Castelverde, Libya
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

shopping street in Istiklal un restaurants and cafes available ice cream and a busy street musicians and the music is full of goods

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Street full of shops and restaurants. Right near Galata tower, to get here from old town just cross the galata bridge and keep heading north. There is a tram that goes up and down istiklal street, which is very long so handy if you have trouble walking the distance. is crowded and busy during the day, but at night is... More

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Ontario
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We hate crowds, but this crowded street is really cool. Go at sunset as the decorative overhead lights that span the street are coming on. Endless opportunities to shop, eat or just people watch and the historic tram adds a nice touch. If coming from Sultanahmet, don't wimp out and take the tunnel up, walk the steep narrow street opposite... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The best and the busiest street in Istanbul - the Istiklal Street or Istiklal Caddesi. The street is on the Galata tower part of town (across the bridge from Sultanahmet) and by far the best place to hang out in Istanbul. The street is meant for pedestrians only and has a charming old-fashioned tram running across the street ending at... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I really enjoy every time I go to Istanbul to walk on this street. It is always full of people, both locals and tourists. The style of the buldings is various and interesting. There are many restaurants and stores, but my favourite food from this street are the "kofte" (special meatballs) frosold from a stroller by a man in a... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a good street for walking. We walked from the Taksim Square end of it to the other end which has the Galata Tower. It was fun walking, sitting in the coffee shops and fresh juice shops.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The street is nice and the buildings are attractive. Walking through the street is enjoyable. Building are mixture of old and new. Very nice!

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Bali, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Istiklal street in modern Istanbul is worth to visit when u are in Istanbul. It's in Taksim district. I was so surprise that there are so many people who are walking in this street and it's like never end. Istiklal street is place where you can enjoy the different atmosphere than in Old Istanbul which is in SuktanAhmet district. It's... More

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

A great street to walk down. The highlight of our walk was the PasaBahce glass shop which has decorative and everyday glass items. My wife did a fair amount of shopping at this shop. At the end we had burgers,shake and fries at the Shake Shack and took a while to get out because there was a huge rally as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

We could just see a thousand people walking in and out of it The shopping is quite high end n very expensive Unless your looking for something in particular The taksim square is the mouth of the street n its amazing A busy n very crowded but very lively area Chestnuts were delicious The shawarma n kebabs were great So... More

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