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Istiklal Street

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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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I could wander this street for hours

Whether you are looking for a bit of baklava, some shopping, street music and buskers, souvenir shops, a cup of coffee, or quality people watching, the Istiklal is the place for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
waverider681
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Detroit, Michigan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you go to Istanbul, you will definitely visit Isiklal street. It has everything you are looking for, from Restaurants, Shopping, Shisha, Coffee shops, bars, clubs, Pharmacies, Hotels, Church, Mosque and many more. It is very touristy, but you will sure love it. During the day you can shop, have coffee, eat and at night you can also shop, party,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether you are looking for a bit of baklava, some shopping, street music and buskers, souvenir shops, a cup of coffee, or quality people watching, the Istiklal is the place for you. I could have wandered up and down this street for hours. It especially comes alive at night during Ramadan. Be brave and stroll down some of the smaller... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Each visit we want and want visit this fantastic street! You can shop, eat, watch performances of street musicians! Winter or summer, autumn or spring, this street always attracts thousand and thousand people each day! Recommend it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

shoppers should walk down this street on daytime. all big stores have a branch there. party-seekers will find what they are looking for in the many small side-streets where the party starts after dark. dont expect small prices unless you are british

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I like this street you will notice how this street will never sleep always sourounded with people from all around the world you must visit enjoy 😀

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hustle and bustle of the modern side of Istanbul is found on this main street. Lots of shopping, restaurants, and so forth. A nice area to walk around leisurely. Do some window shopping. Take a break at one of the coffee houses or restaurants. A good place to people watch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

went there 3 times , great place for shopping and walking around the street the down side , there's many homeless who keeps following you for money

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i visited istiklal street in October 2015 and i loved it. i believe i went on a weekend and it was crowded in a good way ! there were a lot of restaurants and bars and also lot of street performances. the tram on istiklal street reflects history and the night is so vibrant over here !! i would definitely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lot of time here because it was so close to our hotel and we had to walk through these streets to get to other places. This street connects Taksim Square and Galata Tower, so you can easily visit all three places in one trip. Don't go for the shopping. There are western brand stores and some souvenir... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone in Istanbul will suggest this place for young. Good for hangout, for shopping, number of restaurants, pubs and some young places, or even just strolling around in this bustling street is nice. I had chosen Starbucks on this street and then certain restaurant which served pasta! You should watch the small tram that runs along the street, it can... More 

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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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