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Beyoglu

Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)
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Ranked #49 of 644 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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Surrey, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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104 reviews 104 reviews
64 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
121 helpful votes 121 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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256 reviews 256 reviews
71 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a bustling part of Istanbul and close to Taksim square. There are people everywhere, shops, bazaar, restaurants, etc The downside like most countries are the homeless sleeping on the street but aside from this there's so much to do aound here

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Nice area near Taksim square which has a lot of nice hotels, shops, and restaurants. You can easily spend a day walking around and soaking it all in. Definitely check out Istikal cadessi where all the action is.

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