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Istanbul Tunnel

Between Karakoy and Tunel Station, Istanbul, Turkey
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Impressive and well built

This is impressive and well built and connects the bottom portion of Karakoy to the higher portion... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brix510
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San Jose, California
From Istiklal to old city

If you walk from Taxim thru all Istiklal street for shopping you dont have to go back to Taxim to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
samihzaim
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Beirut, Lebanon
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“istiklal street” (15 reviews)
“galata bridge” (6 reviews)
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Between Karakoy and Tunel Station, Istanbul, Turkey
Beyoglu
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is impressive and well built and connects the bottom portion of Karakoy to the higher portion past Galata. Its just as easy to walk up the hill but some prefer the tunnel especially in hot weather

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you walk from Taxim thru all Istiklal street for shopping you dont have to go back to Taxim to have a ride to old city if your hotel is there. By the end of Istiklal street you can find this tunnel with this fancy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

very good Istanbul Tunnel in every respect very good transportation comfortable trains easy in every step

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

This is one of the first subways in the world. Fun ride up the hill to rest your legs. Only two stops.

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Great way to get from Karakoy up to the end of Istiklal Caddesi. The security guard helped us with tickets but think you can also use an Istanbulkart which would probably be cheaper. Irrespective its a comfortable way to travel the Tunel and you can...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Worth saving your legs if you're going to have a long day. This transportation is very easy to take and well worth it. Get an Istanbulkart and load it with lira to use on the trams/etc.

Thank celticmoon
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

I like trains, I like history. So for me this was a no-brainer I simply had to ride this train between Karakoy and Beyoglu. If you have an Istanbulkart it's easy and cheap. The ride itself is maybe 2 minutes but you have to remember...More

Thank LennW
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

The tunnel tram (Tünel in turlish) is the tram running from the foot of Galata to the upper Level. You move up or down to the Golden Horn. Ist a must do do a ride on the second oldest tram when you are in town....More

Thank Keule1965
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

Despite it was constructed in 19th century, it started to be operated in 20th century. It is a short, historic, and nostalgic trip from the Golden Horn up to the Istiklal Pedestrian Zone. Please enjoy your short trip.

Thank Ebru A
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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Istanbul Tunnel (shortly Tunnel) is the second subway of the world after London Subway, with only two stations: Karakoy and Beyoglu. Opened in 1875, this underground funicular is the shortest way between Galata and Pera - two of the oldest and most touristic districts of...More

Thank LoveIStanbul365
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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
...More
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