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Istiklal Street

istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 532 421 61 64
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“busy street” (83 reviews)
“long street” (69 reviews)
“galata tower” (177 reviews)
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istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Beyoglu
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+90 532 421 61 64
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"busy street"
in 83 reviews
"long street"
in 69 reviews
"galata tower"
in 177 reviews
"great street"
in 26 reviews
"nostalgic tram"
in 28 reviews
"lots of shops"
in 63 reviews
"international brands"
in 42 reviews
"modern istanbul"
in 27 reviews
"nice walk"
in 28 reviews
"baklava"
in 35 reviews
"both sides"
in 36 reviews
"kebab"
in 24 reviews
"turkey"
in 76 reviews
"zara"
in 39 reviews
"tunel"
in 38 reviews
"consulate"
in 33 reviews
"stroll"
in 69 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a shopping hub. Tourist area and quite busy. Lovely shops but pricing a bit higher than other local shops. Good places to eat but again priced for tourists and not locals. Eat and shop where the locals do.

Thank REHAAN C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One cannot miss visiting the famous Istiklal Street while in Istanbul. Lined with numerous retail shops and Cafés,it has an amazing vibe. Do spare some time to enjoy the local musicians and artists performing live and also watch the famous ice cream vendors performing their...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Some quaint shops selling interesting antiquities and the many shops selling Turkish delight and other specialties aside, feels like a shopping district in any other city, worth a visit if you have time on your hands.

Thank Keith T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Crowded main walking street in Beyoglu. Bustling nightlife, and busy with tourists and locals alike during the daytime, most visiting the many clothing stores. Be sure to explore the side streets. I've been here hundreds of times and still continue to discover new details.

Thank gezi3
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Reviewed 3 days ago

you should NOT say that i visit the istanbul if you DIDnot walk on this street. you can find lots of shops here and they arent that expensive. there is a lovely nostalgic tramway here. i really like the sounds of this street

Thank Erica T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I went there with my family and enjoyed it. There are many restaurants and café all around along with variety of shops. However, i have been told to be careful and keep all my belongings secured.

Thank mahdi k
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You should both visit during the day for shopping but also during the night because there are really nice restaurants and the streets are crowded with people singing, dancing and smoking chicha. Some of the stores are also open during the night for shopping.

Thank Lucy8809
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to walk after a meal. People watch and browse store fronts. Nothing much we would normally shop for but a must visit place. Take funicular to the top and walk up and end up at Taksim square. Loved it. Chill afternoon after rain

Thank George818
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved this street in the heart of Istanbul. We stayed at Taksim especially to be near it. It has the advantage of having longer working hours. The shops open till past midnight and the restaurants open all night. You can enjoy street performers and get...More

Thank Deemarx
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best to go before lunch time as it's not that crowded and so much easier to walk. Would not buy anything as prices are way to high

Thank Brenton K
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Oday Sami S
May 11, 2018|
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Response from maninblackthe1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes sure it’s elegant street
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Sophia K
December 15, 2017|
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Response from aidak739 | Reviewed this property |
I recomend club anjelique on bosphorous bank in ortakoy..you should expect the prices twice even 3 times as much the normal nights. If u like out door celebration u can have dinner in nistasi or kadikoy street around 23.00... More
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Okouri
June 3, 2017|
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Response from Hiba_HKA | Reviewed this property |
As I saw there all is autocar , not free
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