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Beyoglu

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Beyoglu
As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul and 7 other guides
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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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I explored this area of the New District wandering a bit randomly and kept encountering nice discoveries. Lots of cats and cat condos in the area who appear to be well fed by... read more

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New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I explored this area of the New District wandering a bit randomly and kept encountering nice discoveries. Lots of cats and cat condos in the area who appear to be well fed by those working or living in the area.

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Kristiansand, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To take the ride are just fascinating and a cheap tourist trap in the positive way. The history are very interesting from the position in the tram.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the place to get a hotel. All the cool night spots are around here. It is a lot more affordable than Sultanahmed. There are cool bars, jazz club, boutique shopping, small businesses, 2nd hand store, and cool hang out spots.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The streets, the restaurants in Beyoglu are full of history but, in the same time, very contemporary. I felt charmed and safe, night and day wandering there three years ago. Unfortunately in these days I can't say the same, though I wish with all my heart to eat these traditional white pudding made from chicken—but it doesn't taste like chicken... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very touristy shopping strip. It maybe a good or bad news for you depending how you see it, but while top world cities have pretty much the same luxury brands on similar streets, this place has more unique cheaper brands.

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Didim, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You need to do this trip just to sample the local culture and atmosphere, very pleasant. Lively area with lots of tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

It is my 15th trip to Istanbul, and I always find something new in this area, hip, active, and unique. Anything you want you can find it in this area, really anything.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Beyoglu, for me, is Istanbul. This is the reason I went there and it didn't disappoint. Just being there is exciting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We visited this area several times to shop, eat and look at the area. With Istiklal Street and Taksim Square as well as some high end hotels in the vicinity this is popular with the tourists although we stayed in the Sultanahmet area as it was walking distance to a lot of sights which we planned to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

What an awesome place. So full of life and lots and lots of people. Shopping was good and the restaurants was nice too

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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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