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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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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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Worth a walk down if you are nearby!

Crazy busy street in Istanbul where on any given weekend day 3 million people wander down it. Tons of shopping, food, etc. It's worth a look and backs up right into Taksim... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you're into the madding crowd and all-day shopping for international brands then this is the place for you. Personally, it didn't inspire me to do one iota of shopping as, being far from home, I prefer to delve into the rich, local flavours of fashion and artisan crafts.

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Esfahan, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

one of the most famous streets in the world that you can spend a lot of time here, you can find Turkish brands at this street and also enjoy from other attractions like old tram and outdoor concerts...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Main famous street in istanbul , realy great and crazy street in the city , its fully of shopping centres , resturants , coffee shops , fastfoods , ww brands and many great street activities . But the area is not safe especially after dark or if you are with your family or with your wife. Most times someone will... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Let your self about 3 hours to walk to the magnificent street and visit shop, eat traditional ice-cream, drink the famous tea and turkish coffee and shop around a great variety of products and prices! Don't miss it! Live the magic and you will go back again and again!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Crazy busy street in Istanbul where on any given weekend day 3 million people wander down it. Tons of shopping, food, etc. It's worth a look and backs up right into Taksim Square.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It's a famous street in Istanbul and joyful street .There are so many shops ,restaurant,club,local singer . At night several different singer at many point start to sing and so many people gather around them and start to dance if you go there you will be surprised by crowded place .you can find every thing on this street and this... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

the street is amazing especially during ramadan.lots of cool shop.cafe, night club.you can take the funicular,it is very comfortable and clean.shop is open till 11 pm. you can spend a couple of hours just walk on the street and injoy live music.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

One of the most crowded places in Istanbul , a lot of shops cafés and restaurants. I went there twice and tomorrow my third visit, I don't get bored you can see all the varieties of shops starting from very cheap to very fancy and branded

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Istiklal Caddesi is one of the most important pedestrian streets in Istanbul with lots of different quality of shops,stores,cafes, bars,restaurants,night clubs,cinemas,theatres and other funny activity venues.Here,you can find the people from any part of the world.Nice to be here during day or night.Watch yr around pls and check who is approaching to you as many nice guys will be trying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Take the funicular up for a unique experience. Easy, cheap, clean, no graffiti, no puffing and panting up the hill! Try the mini burgers and Nar juice at the square. Time your arrival for after 7:30pm when the crowds arrive. Walk leisurely down Istiklal, enjoying the shops, food, street music, fashion ...atmosphere. Appreciate the nostalgic red trams. Be awed by... More 

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Address: istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +905324216164
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Beyoglu

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Beyoglu
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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