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Review of Istiklal Street

Istiklal Street
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Modern Art Tour of Istanbul: Istiklal Street...
Ranked #75 of 1,162 things to do in Istanbul
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This cobblestone street attracts both locals and tourists who walk its length to enjoy the many restaurants, cafes and shops. Many of the city's movie theaters are also located here.
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

A very big street full of restaurants and shopping centers, you can browse the street for one whole day and you still need time to see it completely

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Reviewed December 4, 2014

This street probably never sleeps and its body and soul of the city. However, for me it was too much, I felt overwhelmed a bit. The problem was that we were there in a large group of friends and we were still losing somebody. Some of the restaurants, cafes and shops a truly amazing and their architecture is beautiful. Mind your personal belongings as this place is attractive for pickpocketing, I suppose.

1  Thank Štěpánka Č
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Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you like busy streets, a mix of all kinds of people, want to see the pulse of Istanbul, that's the place. A bit too noisy and lots of beggars, and not the best to eat out, but nice to see and walk along. Our favourite was the little nostalgia tram.

1  Thank ZsofiaBitto
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Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

İt is pity to see this worldwide famous street in such bad conditions with lots of trash,a lot of vehicles (Although it is open only for emergency vehicles) and beggars from mostly Syria,
walking path is always with semi finished construction which make it not very easy to walk on it,due to its popularity always very crowded day and night,as for pricing it is getting more and more expensive day by day,but in any case one of the good places to see in terms of eatery and activity all day long.

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Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Don't visit Istanbul without taking a walk on Istiklal street. It starts from taksim square and ends up on galata bridge. Long walk but not to be missed. You can pass threw different parts of Istanbul , threw history. New shops and brands then very old ones. You will meet typical Turkish people there. Whenever you pass threw Istiklal street you will pass by thousands even hundred of thousands of Turkish or tourists. Many buildings are being restored and others are falling apart. That's what gives its own charm to this street. Many hotels and restaurants around it. Don't forget to take a ride on the old tramway that passes threw Istiklal.
This is the heart of Istanbul. Go there and you will know what I mean.

1  Thank Cvdaou
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