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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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Fun and hip area

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Salt Point, New York
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Salt Point, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For me this is the real Istambul a perfect mixture between new and old, east and west. this neighbourhood is full of life and should not be overlooked.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catch the vintage Galatasary Tram down Istiklal Street with its European shopping feel from Taksim Square, a main transport hub with plenty of cafés and food stalls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place you can go both in daytime and nighttime Check the restaurants menu before you enter and also check the reviews from trip advisor

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Corinne just around corner from this main street. The place is a hive of activity and local performers when the sun sets. So many shops, places to eat and the old tram running up and down the street. Plenty of obvious security so you feel safe.

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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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