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Beyoglu

Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #54 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner description: This neighborhood in the modern section of the city is home to many...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
Owner 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This was the first time I stayed in Beyoglu - Taksim Square area & I plan to stay again when I next go to Turkey. It's a great area where there are always things to to, go out to eat, bars etc... The place is always buzzing & full of life with many tourists as well as Turkish people around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

While Sultanamet is the prime district to visit while in Istanbul, Beyoglu is perfect for an extended stay. Easily accessible by the Galata Bridge by foot or the T1 tram from Aksaray going towards Kabatas, this charming neighborhood is the pulse of the city. While Sultanamet may have the landmarks and history, Beyoglu has the culture, people, food, and activities... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Nice area to choose the hotel you will be staying overnight. European influences in the architecture,but local after all; there are plenty of restaurants and bars and not as many tourists as in Sultanahmet; do not miss walking along the narrow streets around the Galata Tower and the beautiful passages (especially Cicek Passaji!)...

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Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We have been there one our way from Galata Tower to Taxim square and as we were leaving near Sultanahmet district this area for us was not something special. As I say on my title a typical center of a city way to crowded, full of shops. It is the best area for someone if he is travelling for shopping.... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It seems like memories will come out from the narrow streets of Beyoglu! The atmosphere which is so intense, the tram, everything makes you travel in the past. On the other hand, there is Istiklal street which is always overcrowded during the whole day and night, with the shops and bars. It is really worth visiting it. It is just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A very local crowd, great restaurant options, art district, antique shops, wonderful graffiti, and much more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

This is the part of Istanbul you want to "hang out" in - urban, lively, lots of places to eat and drink and lots of crowds. I would recommend staying here too since its easy access to sultanmet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A mixture of old and new, with a main street of modern shops flanked by side streets with markets and small local shops/eateries. The nostalgic tram runs through Beyoglu; the old funicular railway is here; Kasimpasa's football stadium is here: my favourite part of Istanbul!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

For anyone wanting to get a sense of young, modern Turkey the Beyoğlu neighbourhood is a must-see. Please note that there is so much more to Beyoğlu than Istiklal - the main shopping drag, where both tourists and locals flock. The restaurants to the north of Istiklal (that is, in the sidestreets to your left if you're walking up Istiklal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

its modern with the best restaurants and shops! you have a lot of good options! you find more young people - tourists and locals - around 30-40 years old.

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