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Beyoglu

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This neighborhood in the modern section of the city is home to many foreign...

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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A good place to walk and shop

If you like to take a walking tour, this area is ideal. Lots of people watching, shopping and places to eat. If you're tired of the Historic District, this is an escape back to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
wisconsinite2013
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mt pleasant, wi

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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

no visit to istanbul is complete without visiting beyoglu. all brand stores have a branch on istiklal street so shoppers should go there on daytime whilst party-seekers should check the small sidestreets in the late evenings where they will find all sorts of bars and clubs. dont expect cheap prices unless you are british

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mt pleasant, wi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like to take a walking tour, this area is ideal. Lots of people watching, shopping and places to eat. If you're tired of the Historic District, this is an escape back to the present-day.

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County Cork, Ireland
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot of shopping centers and food stalls. You can walk straight and see a lot of places. If you want to ride a tram 4 lira but cheaper of 2 lira for metro card users.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

beyoglu is the city center of Istanbul. Its very hystorical, close to everywhere ( 5 min to old town) , good shops, antic shops, very good cafes and restaurants

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Warsaw, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the only two picturesque things in the entire street - the most representative - tram and sweet shops; the rest is grey, poor and substandard

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

shopping centers, malls, historical places, cafes, cinemas, restaurants. you can find everything in this area.

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Petropolis, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice area to visit. There is a lot of beautiful buildings to explore and the shops are quite interesting. There is a nice red tram that adds character to the area.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

most visit neighborhood. plenty of affordable shops with some well known brands and some good small restaurants and clubs. the sweets they are not recommended expensive and not tasty. you can run into the old tramway going either uphill or downhill or a chestnut carriage guy.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beyoğlu is the Northern part of the European part of Istanbul. It always had another character than the other parts. In earlier history, the southern part, established as Byzantium, formed the capital of the Byzantine Empire, while on the Asian side, Chalkedon and Chrysopolis formed other cities. According to the prevailing theory, the Turkish name of Pera, Beyoğlu, is a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Modern Turkey - the place to see and be seen. It's a nice walk through the streets of Beyoglu if you want to shop,eat, and people watch.

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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