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Istiklal Street

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Address: istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +905324216164
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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This cobblestone street attracts both locals and tourists who walk its...

This cobblestone street attracts both locals and tourists who walk its length to enjoy the many restaurants, cafes and shops. Many of the city's movie theaters are also located here.

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Both Shopping and disport

very happy and live street with a lot of bars, restaurants, shops and also street shows. Nostalgic train with a nice bell sound that will absorb all the tourists

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very happy and live street with a lot of bars, restaurants, shops and also street shows. Nostalgic train with a nice bell sound that will absorb all the tourists

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Safe, fun, entertaining. You might be the only North American or one of a very few Europeans on the street. All that plus Shake Shack-who knew? I loved it.

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

Great loss to not be Istiklal Street visit to Turkey.Club, bar, restaurant, coffee shop, shopping mall, shops, everything is available. Flower passage, asmalımescit street, french streets of this area's most famous restaurant areas. Turkish raki here, fish and appetizers or sip wine with the flavors of international cuisine. You can visit all kinds of places to hear live music in... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a street encompass everything you need you must walk along this Street specially the food and Turkish delights shops

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

I have lived in Istanbul for over 10 years and I have watched with great sadness as this amazing street, once one of the most lively and dynamic in the city, has been slowly bled of character to become a dull, anemic shopping street full of the same global brands and soulless chainstores you'd find anywhere in any major city.... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to hang out for shopping and walk. Lots of little restaurants. Many options for all kind of tourists. Recommended visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This street is full of life, clean and great for shopping! Easy transportation to get to it and away from it.

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one place which is busy and crowded 24/7 you cant understand where people are going and coming from as there is full of people all the time. Nice shops to shop from .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love coming here for the food and the shopping. It really does remind me of Oxford St in that there are so many shops along one long road, with side roads that have small shops and restaurants. The shops here range from cheap to Zara prices, so basically v. good value. If you get tired along the way there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this place on friday 19 august 2016 but had a hard time to find a place to park my rented car. look for otto park sign they will charge you 8 tl for first hour and 2 tl for every extra hour. take the ticket with you as you need to leave the keys with the parking guy.... More 

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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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