Beyoglu
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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.
How to get there
  • Şişhane • 8 min walk
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Architecture Everywhere
Paris, France49 contributions
Friends
Amazing neighborhood, really loved it. Beyoglu is a multilingual and multicultural city and its intellectual minds represent modern Turkey.
Written August 23, 2022
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Kalkan White
Kalkan, Turkey7,001 contributions
Couples
We spent most of our four days trip in this area. Our hotel was on Tamsin Square & we shopped, dined & drank around this area. Super busy, always something going on.
Written June 20, 2022
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Christiaan Verhoef
Den Helder, The Netherlands21 contributions
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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sam
Iran149 contributions
Beyoلوlu is a district in the European part of Istanbul that includes Taksim Square, Esteghlal Street and the surrounding areas. This area is located in the north of the Golden Bay of Istanbul and connects to the old part of Istanbul through the Galata Bridge, which includes the Sultanahmet district and the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul.
Written February 12, 2022
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michal s
Hallandale Beach, FL85 contributions
Family
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.
Written December 21, 2021
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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA792 contributions
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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Urius
Vilnius, Lithuania778 contributions
I lived there!!! It was alright. The food was very good. There are so many options for durum, kokorec, kebab. It's heaven for this kind of stuff. You should live here or walk here just for the food. Ok.
Written October 2, 2021
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Shahrzad sh
Iran2,236 contributions
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, IN1,283 contributions
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, Andorra1,644 contributions
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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