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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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Visit to Istiklal Street was a bit underwhelming as it turned out to be no more than any other shopping commercial street you'd find elsewhere in Europe or West, lined with shops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visit to Istiklal Street was a bit underwhelming as it turned out to be no more than any other shopping commercial street you'd find elsewhere in Europe or West, lined with shops after shops. The size of the crowd was something I've never witnessed before - truly a sea of people. However if you want to take a respite from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This street is always crowded with a lot of tourists walking there. It provides a lot of shops where ones can buy stuffs. There is a "classic" tram here that has been the object of many famous photographs. At least walk along this street once, when you visit Istanbul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It is very nice place lively area. big shops brands are there and different restaurants , sweet shops you will never get bored there music every where recommended to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

All in all its a great street, plenty of shops like our high streets in UK . Got dropped off at the square and walked to the street which is a few meters away. The best shop for Turkish delight are located here known as hafiz mustafa, also has a small mall with a decent food court, usual kebab joints... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Always have to visit this street when in in Istanbul, this is the European face of Istanbul,with great shops,cafes and night clubs! Even a couple of churches that still operate are located in this area. We visited in the middle of August, and this time we were very dissapointed that the cute little tram was`nt there, hope this was just... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This st. really congested with tourists flocking from all over the places surrounding taksim sq. Many st. performers but be careful of person offering for sightseeing of nightlife... they will start with chit chat or asking for lighter!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was s greet to walking and up down istiklal street..... Many restaurants, many bars , and the train But there is a big perablem you can't find any place to sit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Iskital street is mainly modern shops and department stores though there are many good eateries and street vendors. But the real treat is on the side streets which had some interesting antique shops and bars. There was one streets with eateries packed on either side we were spoilt for choice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

No Istanbul trip can be called an Istanbul trip unless you complete a long nice walk along here. It is very long, colorful with shops, cafes, restaurants on both sides, and a nostalgic tram passing on it. You can give a break anytime you want, and have some tea or food at the small cafes. It is very crowded so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

An awesome street. lively and full of life.... can compare to Oxford Street/Regent Street of London. lot of eating joints. a paradise for foodies.... get good deals on baklava/Turkish delights. The tram is also a good attraction.

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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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