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Istiklal Street

istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #100 of 386 activities in Istanbul
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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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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

starting 10:30 am the street becomes crowded. there are lots of shops.this street has a charm especially at night where you can find bands playing music on the street. the street is full of pubs and the night life is awesome..you can party till dawn

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Starting from Taksim square you will easily end up spending many hours browsing the shops. And when you reach the end with sore feet you can take the tram back to Taksim. Many restaurants scattered along the long route as well.

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Cairo, Egypt
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is my third time to Istanbul and can't miss a walk in this lively, crowded and friendly street with beautiful ambience. It is full with shops, both chain stores and local stores. Prices here are moderate compared to other modern malls or expensive shopping streets in Istanbul. You can also find plenty of nice Cafes and turkish style restaurants... More

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Castelverde, Libya
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

shopping street in Istiklal un restaurants and cafes available ice cream and a busy street musicians and the music is full of goods

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Street full of shops and restaurants. Right near Galata tower, to get here from old town just cross the galata bridge and keep heading north. There is a tram that goes up and down istiklal street, which is very long so handy if you have trouble walking the distance. is crowded and busy during the day, but at night is... More

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We hate crowds, but this crowded street is really cool. Go at sunset as the decorative overhead lights that span the street are coming on. Endless opportunities to shop, eat or just people watch and the historic tram adds a nice touch. If coming from Sultanahmet, don't wimp out and take the tunnel up, walk the steep narrow street opposite... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The best and the busiest street in Istanbul - the Istiklal Street or Istiklal Caddesi. The street is on the Galata tower part of town (across the bridge from Sultanahmet) and by far the best place to hang out in Istanbul. The street is meant for pedestrians only and has a charming old-fashioned tram running across the street ending at... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I really enjoy every time I go to Istanbul to walk on this street. It is always full of people, both locals and tourists. The style of the buldings is various and interesting. There are many restaurants and stores, but my favourite food from this street are the "kofte" (special meatballs) frosold from a stroller by a man in a... More

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a good street for walking. We walked from the Taksim Square end of it to the other end which has the Galata Tower. It was fun walking, sitting in the coffee shops and fresh juice shops.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The street is nice and the buildings are attractive. Walking through the street is enjoyable. Building are mixture of old and new. Very nice!

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