Beyoglu
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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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The area
Neighborhood: 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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  • Şişhane • 8 min walk
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  • michal s
    Hallandale Beach, Florida85 contributions
    Awesome Beyoglu
    Wow , near Taksim , aIstaklal street, the Galata tower, full of energy, till really late at night, music ,street food, great Restaurants, many Turkish delight stores with Rachat Lokum, chi, spices, and cloth department stores. Shopping is really fun. Next to the Galata tower it's more old and new, very interesting and more artistic.
    Traveled with family
    Written December 21, 2021
  • lambo2004
    Bedford, United Kingdom118 contributions
    We found this district by chance what a lovely find it was
    So we visited Istanbul recently and for anyone that has been there then you will know that the city is huge and perfect for a adventure, so on the day we went to see the tower we then Walked further up hill and eventually came out here it was a pleasant walk and we saw lots of various shops on the way, but when we hit this street it was more like a high street, lots of nice shops, loads of places to eat, lovely Starbucks, Hansel and gretel dessert shop plus so much more, we ate wet potato which I would recommend we also found a little shopping mall we loads of designer cloths Gucci Prada Moncler etc etc lots of trainers all over three floors. And if you walk to the top of the street it brings you out at Taksim square. We also found some good places here to exchange cash for tl. Good street worth a look
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 16, 2020
  • Christiaan Verhoef
    Den Helder, The Netherlands21 contributions
    Amazing neighbourhood with so many options
    This place in Istanbul got everything you could ever want for your visit. A lot of amazing places to see, monuments, restaurants, shops and lovely buildings. The public transport by Tram, Bus or Metro is really great. The big shopping street got a nice historical tramway trough it which is really nice. There are amazing coffee places and shops for a quick snack. The area around the Taksim square is great but a bit more expensive for all than the streets around it. An amazing place also to stay in if you are going to your istanbul trip.
    Written April 28, 2022
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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA813 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
Very beautiful, especially in the evening with the lights. It does get very crowded in the evenings and especially on weekends. I’d say my biggest complaint is all the cigarette smoking the Turks smoke an enormous amount of cigarettes. There is plenty of shopping, good bars and restaurants.
Written November 9, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia15,388 contributions
Sep 2020
Beyoglu is at the European northern side of the two continent city, just after the Galata bridge. The area is huge and considered a historic one, with many tourist attractions, starting with the famous Galata tower.
Its maze of old cobbled streets bloom with life with tons of interesting shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels (one of best areas to stay).
Further north is also the historic Pera district and Taksim.
Written October 5, 2020
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Shahrzad sh
Iran2,236 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
This is the heart of Istanbul. It is always alive. There is a lot of traffic from morning to night. Both sides of the street are full of shops that are open until late. The alleys leading to this street are full of restaurants, bars and cafes. When traveling to Istanbul, start from this street first, because in it you will find the real passion of Istanbul.
Written September 5, 2021
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,325 contributions
May 2021
In the area that includes Istiklal Street, Galata Tower, and several museums, Beyoglu is a neighborhood definitely worth spending a few hours at least. You get to choose what to do, and how much—but the bottom line is that it’s safe, clean, charming, and quite authentic to the Istanbul experience. Yes, there is a lot of tourist amenities, but the things you can see and experience here are quintessentially Istanbul.

Check it out!
Written August 31, 2021
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barcaranger
Andorra la Vella, Andorra1,831 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
It’s a nice enough area particularly towards Galata less so at the Taksim end but I much prefer the Golden Horn if you are a tourist . It has great access to ferries which allows you to travel over to the Asian side or into other more interesting parts on the European side . For me it’s slightly blighted by the international shopping and horrible Taksim square
Written July 5, 2021
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fawwaad
Karachi, Pakistan74 contributions
Jan 2020
Beyoglu, if you are visiting Istanbul, this place is certainly which cannot be missed. you find lot of places to eat- as per your desire. from classy expensive restaurants to road side cafes. from top branded shops to classy moderate contemporary outlets. and once you are done with the day, the place transforms into the best night out spot.
Written February 14, 2020
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Waza28
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1,171 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
The best way to travel around Istanbul is to use the public transport. This route goes through to all the main attractions. Historical landmarks. Museum’s. Monuments and Mosques. All you need is an Istanbul card which you can use on the bus, train and metro.
Written November 10, 2022
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia2,578 contributions
Mar 2020
Its the area as you get off the end of the Galata bridge as you head up the hill towards the Galata tower and up into Taksim square. Its a lovely area full of good things to see, places to eat and is considered one of the good areas to stay when visiting Istanbul. Spend a few hours getting lost here discovering the joys of what it has to offer.
Written October 7, 2020
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Jim J
Orlando, FL71 contributions
Jun 2013 • Business
A word of warning for men walking alone in Beyoglu. I had read about this scam on another website and I was almost a victim of it on my first night in Istanbul. I was walking alone in the pedestrian precinct, Iskadal Cadessi, when a Turkish man asked me something in Turkish. When he saw I was a foreigner, he spoke to me in English, asking me where I was from, etc. He was very friendly. After a few minutes chatting as we walked along the street, he invited me to join him and his friend for a drink, or maybe a Turkish dinner. In many other parts of the world, this might be taken as a friendly gesture to a foreign visitor, but I had been pre-warned so I politely declined. My new-found friend and his companion wasted no more time on me and went off, presumably looking for a more gullible target. Had I gone with them, I almost certainly would have ended up with a bill for hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. A variation of this scam is offering to take the victim by car or taxi to a good bar or restaurant and relieving him of his valuables on the way. What alerted me was that the incident unfolded almost exactly as predicted, starting with a tap on the shoulder and a question in Turkish to determine whether or not I was a foreigner. Another variation is a similar spproach to two foreign men by two "friendly" locals, either in the street or in a bar/restaurant. For more information on this street scam, see www.turkeytravelplanner.com/details/safety/singlemalescams.html But don't let this put you off visiting Istanbul! Just as in many parts of the world, keep your wits about you when you are visiting.
Written June 28, 2013
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mrengineer2018
Istanbul, Türkiye1 contribution
Mar 2018 • Friends
The Beyoglu District in Istanbul is a very crowded area. Walking from one end to the other of Istiklal Street of Beyoglu District I was harassed by about 4 beggars who did not hesitate to contact me physically. Small kids begging on the street do touch you to get attention and force you to donate some cash. They followed me and kept harassing until I gave some cash to one of them. I did not feel safe from their physical contacts and had to put my wallet in the inner pocket of my jacket. It is so crowded that it would be nearly impossible to figure out the thief in case your wallet or bag gets snapped.
Written March 17, 2018
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