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Istiklal Street

istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Istanbul Food and Culture Walking Tour
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Ranked #123 of 543 Activities in Istanbul
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: No
Owner description: This cobblestone street attracts both locals and tourists who walk...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sightseeing Tours
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 movie theaters are also located here.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We walked up and down this street many times and it never became boring. There is so much to see and do and the vibrant atmosfere is amazing. So many people visit this street but at no time did we feel unsafe. The live musicians and old style tram makes it a place to be. If you like shopping theres... More 

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Dear travel lovers. Pay attention to a very important warning. never walked on the road, sitting in the restaurant, or going to a place, you will never have to pay attention to asking for trouble or another language in your language. SCAMS, dishonest or may THIEF, Shoeshine, Perfumes, book sellers, card dealers, all of which are in pursuit of manic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

there are lot of interesting place you can see from this street and most of the time a crowded place. Just take care with regards to the restaurant as they will approach you and give a a very nice sale talk , don't be fooled with there words As the end they will charge you more than you consume. So... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I came here on a Sunday night fearing that the street would be dead as people prepared for the workweek, but boy were we wrong. Istanbul comes alive at night and Sunday is no exception. This street is the youthful blood of this city, where history and tradition meets modern and chic. While it is very touristy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Istiklal avenue is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul. This road is visited by about three million people every day. The road is located in the Beyoglu district, pedestrian street approximately three kilometers long. There are boutiques, music stores, bookstores, coffee shops, cinemas, theaters, live music, pubs, libraries, historical patisseries and restaurants all integrated into the elegant 19th... More 

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Esfahan, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A very big street full of restaurants and shopping centers, you can browse the street for one whole day and you still need time to see it completely

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This street probably never sleeps and its body and soul of the city. However, for me it was too much, I felt overwhelmed a bit. The problem was that we were there in a large group of friends and we were still losing somebody. Some of the restaurants, cafes and shops a truly amazing and their architecture is beautiful. Mind... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you like busy streets, a mix of all kinds of people, want to see the pulse of Istanbul, that's the place. A bit too noisy and lots of beggars, and not the best to eat out, but nice to see and walk along. Our favourite was the little nostalgia tram.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

İt is pity to see this worldwide famous street in such bad conditions with lots of trash,a lot of vehicles (Although it is open only for emergency vehicles) and beggars from mostly Syria, walking path is always with semi finished construction which make it not very easy to walk on it,due to its popularity always very crowded day and night,as... More 

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Beirut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Don't visit Istanbul without taking a walk on Istiklal street. It starts from taksim square and ends up on galata bridge. Long walk but not to be missed. You can pass threw different parts of Istanbul , threw history. New shops and brands then very old ones. You will meet typical Turkish people there. Whenever you pass threw Istiklal street... More 

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