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Istiklal Street

istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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As featured in 3 days in Istanbul
Ranked #91 of 365 activities in Istanbul
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Finding everything you want in just one street is the coolest thing especially when you can't decide where to go or what you want to buy.. If someone wants to enjoy his time eating turkish delights my advice to you is close your eyes and go to "MADO" ♥♥♥

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

Never walk a road that please me for me it's better than Orchard road, buzzing Tram, less car and tons of people walking. You can feel the real Istanbul here.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

If you're looking for the night life in Istanbul..the place is right here !! :) hanging out-chilling out!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This street will remind you of any major city's shopping district. It's very crowded and lots of stores. It's nice to see a different side of Istanbul, but this is not a "need to do" on your trip unless you have the time.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

enjoy the tram tour till the end of the street starting from taksim square , then walk through the busy crowded street and enjoy shopping

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Munich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Visiting this street and enjoying the Western athmosphere changed our picture of Istanbul. Before it was created by the vendors in the basar and the oldfashioned oriental athmosphere in the Sultan Ahmed part of town. Strolling down this street is fun and an experience, which shows the modern side of this city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Istiklal Caddesi, as it is known in Istanbul, is a main commercial street which ends in Taxim Square. It is a must visit while in Istanbul. It is open only to pedestrians and the shuttle so you can stroll along and see the sights at your own pace. We did have mixed feelings with visiting it as it was during... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Went here Monday March 24th and while nice to be here we got here when we were already exhausted. The street was packed as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This street is the heart of İstanbul and Turkey, which runs approximately for one mile between Taksim and Tunel squares, surrounded by restaurants, bars, art galleries, bookstores, boutiques etc. It is always full of chaotic crowd with in a great rush. Millions of people come to this place every day. At first sight, the street’s sad, tired and torn look... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This might be attractive to see shops and cafe' s being open till late at nights but there is nothing special about ,no extraordinary bars ,no attractive cafe's very expensive resturaunts with poor service

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