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Beyoglu

Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #51 of 646 Attractions in Istanbul
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Type: Neighborhoods
Description: This neighborhood in the modern section of the city is home to many foreign consulates, and is popular for its restaurants and nightlife.
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Massa, Italy
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

it's not possible to visit Istanbul without considering Beyoglu as part of this metropolis. Istanbul is not only Sultanahmet historical attractions but also the one you will find on the other side of the city: the Galata Tower, Istikal Caddesi, Taksim Square! If you don't visit also this part of the city, your sightseeing tour of Istanbul is not complete!... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Centre of turkish prostitution. If you are solo traveler female definitely avoid this noisy place. Bars,discos,clubs,strange people;scams...

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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210 reviews 210 reviews
76 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Otherwise, I dare say, this might have got an extra star. We started at Taksim Square where quite recently protesters have been killed by the military; our guide said ‘In the UK, the police fire their rubber bullets at the feet of the crowd – not here’. We then went down the main drag where all the shops, the pubs,... More

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Beverly Hills, CA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Okay, so there are some tourist traps along the way, but be sure to walk the whole pedestrian street for a lot of interesting sites. Be sure to walk off and venture down some side streets for a nice local meal. The food is fresh and the people are friendly.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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93 reviews 93 reviews
54 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We just loved to wander around in Beyoglu's quaint little shopping streets. Do make the effort to explore these steep cobble streets up to the Galata Tower and then also the surrounding streets. Every corner offers another photographic opportunity. There are many different shops with interesting window-displays. Many colourful art work and paintings are also displayed on the sidewalks. Cosy... More

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

One of the most important must-do's in Istanbul. You have to walk this street all the way down and up. You will never be able to finish it in one day if you cannot stop glancing at he shops on it - and you should not. Enjoy some dessert or ice cream at MaDo, then keep walking, enter the other... More

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Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews 120 reviews
73 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is a nice street with lots of cute shops and cafes but with so much to see and do in Istanbul that I would rate 5/5 unless if you have time this place I would skip.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Many good restaurants, street life, views. Old passages, walking streets, cafes, overlooking the Bosporus, vibrant area.

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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Istklal Cadessi (Independence Avenue) teams with people, locals and visitors seemingly around the clock. Food, shops, street vendors. A major place to watch people. It's like a carnival every night. It's at it's peak in the late evening hours - when it seems all of Istanbul is out for a stroll. In the morning it's calm and equally interesting -... More

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Montreal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This area has a great vibe. It's young, modern and stylish. The buildings look like they are from the side streets of Paris. Many are being restored and lots of cools shops, restaurants and boutique hotels are found in this area. Get ready to walk a few flights of stairs and wear comfortable shoes. It's easy to get lost in,... More

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