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Istiklal Street

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Address: istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 532 421 6164
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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MUST MUST SEE!

Absolutely loved this street. Lines of mouth watering restaurants and unique shops. Ended up going here almost every day we were in Istanbul.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely loved this street. Lines of mouth watering restaurants and unique shops. Ended up going here almost every day we were in Istanbul.

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Istiklal street or Caddesi as it called in Turkish is a famous landmark and a must visit street, its very lively and active, shops remain open till 9 or 10 PM all days. Around 1.5 KM shops, cafes, restaurants, food street etc.. you can spend a half day there since many shops famous Turkish and none turkish brands are... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Istiklal is the most famous street in Istanbul, if you ever go to Istanbul make sure you go to this street. it's basically a crowded street full of tourists with a lot of shopping houses and cafes around and every now and then there a cute red tram passing by :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Istiklal Street or Istiklal Cadesi as locals may call is a very busy street that you can see people walking here and there. You can find a lot of very good shop/brands from end to end along with plenty of places to eat side by side. A good place to hang out and people watch on your slack time.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

crowded and nice street of istanbul..many many shoping houses.many many restaurants..many book stories and more..if you go istanbul, visit this street..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I never felt tired every time I came here ... must come to Istanbul ... ... love the atmosphere that happening .. there are designer boutiques in Istiklal … are always many visitors ...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the most busy street in Istanbul and the most visited, a lot of shops and restaurants, open after midnight

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The vibe on the Istiklal street wasn't great. It was filled with homeless refugees begging for money which made me very uncomfortable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Colourful with people. All kinds of clubs, pups restaurants. Shops, many many shops. Cheap or expensive ... local foods. Global peoples from all around the world. Old book shops✨👑

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This street is one of the liveliest in Turkey a must see. All the brands and stores are located here during the day it is a shopping hub and at night the clubs and bars open up. Always busy and littered with street musicians. I was in Istanbul for a week and we went there 3 or 4 times.

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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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