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Beyoglu

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Beyoglu
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Address: Istanbul, Turkey
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This neighborhood in the modern section of the city is home to many foreign...

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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Nice district with Istiklal Street and Taksim Square

This is a nice and reasonably modern district of Istanbul. It holds Istikal Street and Taksim square in it's remit and also the famous Galata Tower. A cab to Beyoglu from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice and reasonably modern district of Istanbul. It holds Istikal Street and Taksim square in it's remit and also the famous Galata Tower. A cab to Beyoglu from the airport would be around 50TL

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the main attractions on ESTIQLAL ROAD in TAXIM area is the tram service , which can carry you from TAXIM SQUARE till the end of the road.

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semnan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its in isteklal street. Most people ride with it with very nice bell. Its amazing for children too...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole Pera/Galata/Beyoglu set of neighborhoods is a cool a scene as I have found anywhere in my travels. There are many nice cafes, traditional eateries, jazz clubs, Istanbul's best sweet and locum shops, and superb restaurants. Honestly, I spent more time here than doing trouristy things. Find a nice side street coffee shop near the Pera Palace. Squat a... More 

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Salt Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beyoglu has a very fun and hip area to visit. Lots of great restaurants and a modern feel in comparison to the old city. Worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beyoglu is a place in Taksim. The main highlights are in or around Beyoglu area. Istiqlal street is the main one and no one should miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is one of the most interesting districts of Istanbul. Great restaurants, great places, cinemas, Istiklal Caddesi and many more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

this is a small tram with size of a bus. The red coloured tram looks very beautiful when it runs through the busy market in Taksim squqre

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This place is what you call a perfect mixture of the modern and old or as we can say the east and west. Shopping, Dining, Nightlife - it has all whatever you ask for! Must visit via Galatasary Tram and is easily accessible.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This was a very interesting ride. We took this rail from around Galata Tower area to Taksum Square. It's very slow however it gets you through the crowded streets. I also got a glimpse of Turkish life from the rail. We saw people singing in the streets. People shopping and eating. It was a taste of everyday Turkey. Also I... More 

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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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