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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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| Merkez Bankası Karşısı Arme Elektrik Tic Ltd Şti, Istanbul 34100, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Vibrant and alive, this is probably the most beautiful district of the city with numerous shops, restaurants and pastry shops and of course hundreds of people passing by the Istiklal street.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GeorgeAnt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to walk. There are lots of fine restaurants with local food, Turkish delights, stores and local markets. Very crowded, full of tourists, so I would be careful with your pockets and bags. You can hear different music instruments, watch people dancing or singing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 993nataliiad
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

To start with, I wonder what tripadvisor means by Beyoğlu. Beyoğlu is more than just Taksim and its surroundings because it stretches from Dolmabahçe Sarayı to Kasımpaşa and from Cihangir to Karaköy. My personal experience tells me not to generalise as far as Beyoğlu is...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Departure811861
Reviewed November 8, 2018

There is a cosmopolitan atmosphere in this district as many of the consulates (former embassies) are still there having residence in wonderful buildings in terms of architecture. Beyoglu is also home of many international high schools. The Istiklal Caddesi is the main street with many...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CarlaColumna123
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Always bustling with lots of people. You would not find a more vibrant, 24/7 open neighbourhood in Istanbul. With its French architecture, tramway, narrow alleys, and visitors from all around the world, a wide range of cuisine and patisseries, shops and local specialities, art galleries...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mine E
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This street is very popular. I can walk all day, shop , and drink and eat... Don't forget to pick up the tram for a small ride.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Bonka T
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

This was our long weekend break and we stayed quite close to here so we frequently visited this area, I have fell in love with this place, the shops the people are amazing

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank scorpion134
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Istanbul is full of fabulous neighborhoods and Beyoglu is right up there. Great for walking, shopping, eating (it is Istanbul after all!). We used various forms of public transportation in Istanbul: trams, buses, water taxis, ferries, subway. They go everywhere, inexpensive and you see the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank NealJ93
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

The day when i visited Beyoglu has people crammed on to each other along the street.. i didnt have the feeling of enjoyment here.. neither could i have casually browsed. I was too busy trying to avoid bumping into others. Here was a bit tp...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Coryy20
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Whenever I visit Beyoglu, it is a place that draws my interest with its history, its population, its way of life.

Date of experience: April 2018
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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
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September 6, 2018|
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Response from scorpion134 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I dont know of any in taksim but there's a lovely one in Sultan ahmet called - Sultanahmet Fish House Food isnt overly expensive and very good selection, if you need any other tips let me know, love Istanbul.
December 29, 2017|
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Response from WarrickM52 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't help. Cheers, Warrick
Travel Forum Posts
rent a flat with swimming pool (1 Reply)
Hello All, My family and I will probably move to istanbul this summer and we are wondering if it is at all possible to rent a nice flat with concierge (and swimming pool ?) in the Beyoglu area. thank you
February 01, 2010|
Hotel vs Apartment (4 Replies)
I am beginning to have second thoughts about my decision to rent an apartment for our stay in Istanbul. We have reserved a place at Kapıkulu Sk, 34200 Beyoğlu/İstanbul for our stay. We had wanted to stay in Beyoglu because Sultanahmet seems very touristy - but it still seemed easy enough to get to all the major sites. I generally travel only by staying in apartments and looking for a more "authentic" and less touristy feel. The apartment has only positive reviews. However, upon emailing the...More
August 10, 2014|
Response fromsarikanarya|
I would say this man is covering his own a** :) so no one can say anything to him IF something should happen. Kapıkulu Street is in Karaköy,close by all the amenities you need.It's a lively,interesting neighbourhood area with lots to do.I'd be quite happy to stay there even alone. 'Things' can happen in any neighbourhood whether you stay in a hotel or apartment.'Things' can happen at home too.'Things'often happen to people who don't take simple safety precautions. I cannot imagine you'll...More
Question re: Kadikoy - the Asian side of Istanbul. (0 Replies)
We are considering spending our last 4 (Turkish) nights in Kadikoy - however, I have heard that perhaps this isn't such a good idea as this area is just a residential neighborhood, without much for visitors to see or do. According to a friend who spent some time in Istanbul recently, we would just be in a residential neighborhood with little to offer of interest - and so would find ourselves taking the ferry to the European side, with frequency. In that case, would we have wished to have...More
November 20, 2013|