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Beyoglu

Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #49 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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Beverly Hills, CA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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73 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Regensburg, Germany
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great food everywhere! A little bit overcrowded though. Avoid beggars. Most of them are on clue (police in plain clothes is present though and will take them away if they are a little bit too pushy)

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was not staying hare as we wanted to stay close to the blue Mosque to offer regular prayers in it during Ramazan. But we visited this area and found it to be the most lively and bustling area of Istanbul. Advise for travelers is that never keep your no one wallet with you like all other tourist cities there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Walk: nice walk from the foot of Galata tower to Taksim square Shop: cools shops from boutique places at the near the tower to brands on the main street (Mac, Mango, TopShop, Body shop) Bars: loads of bars and places to eat, was not lucky enough to find a good rooftop restaurant though Buskers had style if you are looking... More

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