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Address: istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +905324216164
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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for the ladies i think

a very long street shoppers delight I think,unfortunately nowhere to sit down without going into a cafe ,but about half way St Anthony's Church is worth a visit to sit and rest a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
Sutton, United Kingdom

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

a very long street shoppers delight I think,unfortunately nowhere to sit down without going into a cafe ,but about half way St Anthony's Church is worth a visit to sit and rest a while,at the end of the street one can take the Tunnel Metro back to Galetta Bridge

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is like the Times Square of Istanbul in my opinion. Lots of energy, people walking around, music blasting from clubs and bars floors above the street. I came here on a Saturday night, overnight layover. Easy to get to with the Havatas bus (must walk from bus stop). So many eateries line the street and side streets. At Taksim... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

amazinf reataurants in this steeet, we found everything, it's more beautiful in the night with all the coulorful lights.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This street has so many shops, from H&M to Mango to many of the well known designer makes, you will be spoiled for choice. The prices are much cheaper than you will find in, say London. There is also the old fashioned tram that goes up and down the street if your feet get tired. There are also many cafes... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

like any other city in Europe,this is too,sigh of life of Istanbul,24 hrs..it is really good for watching people,shopping anything on earth,munching in between from roadside vendors..always full of people from all over globe...must

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This street epitomises Istanbul. Whatever you want you can find, and a much more fulfilling experience than walking around a "plastic" shopping mall There are restaurants selling real Turkish cuisine - some are fantastic. Meander around the back streets and you will find antique shops and small bars and even more restaurants.........and some seedy nightclubs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With a variety of things to do in and around Istikal Street and in close proximity to nice hotels , we were at this street and visiting day and night - nice kebab houses , a really cool Irish Pub , the Hard Rock Cafe and endless shopping outlets it is by far the best and happening place we saw... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have any doubts that Turkey is a 21st century capitalistic country a stroll down Istikal street will dispel that notion. It is filled with high end stores and restaurants. If you like people watching, this is the place to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the most interesting streets in Istanbul, a lovely mix of old and new. Be careful, it gets VERY, and I mean, VERY crowded during weekends. Try to get on the historic trolley/ tramcar if you can - just for the experience not as a means of transportation, because you will probably walk faster!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To walk down this street on a Friday Night was just such a vibrant experience Istanbul is a City of 15 million and it felt like 1 million were on Istikial St. The Historical Tram certainly adds to the atmosphere as it clangs its way through the crowd just wonderful

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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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