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Istiklal Street

istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #111 of 396 Activities in Istanbul
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Very enjoyable walking street in Istanbul. Many local and brand name shops locate here. Dondurma icecream is the best for snack.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A beautiful street, pedestrianised, full of shops, cafes and cultural centres. The heart of modern Istanbul! The street buskers offer great performances! Yoy can be lost in the streets parallel and perpendicular to Istiklal!! You should visit Cişec Pasagı and the meyhanes!!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

the atmosphere in istiklal avenue is amazing! Sometimes it can feel overcrowded, but its a vibrant area with lots of shopping, cafes and bars. We visited this spot several times during our trip. You can ride the historic red tram down the entire street! This street opens up to Taksim Square.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Istiklaal street is wonderful to walk along, day or night. Pleanty of culture and modernity on display. Also great shipping, deserts and food

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canal side
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great shopping experience. One end of the street has all the shops you would expect in a big city. The other end of the street a more bohemian feel,lovely. prices on everything so no haggling.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Istiklal Street.. I don't know how many times I visited it.. If you choose to accommodate in one of the hotels in this street or in the surrounding area.. Or you choose to shop there, you will find international brands to locals shops.. For restaurants & bars day & night.. The night life is so vital.. But you can find... More

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

One of the most happening and eventful places in Istanbul. The street is always packed and there is so much to discover along the side streets. Was here nearly every night while staying in the city and it is full of clubs, restaurants, bars and shopping. You can't leave without visiting this street a few times.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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

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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