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İstiklal Caddesi

İstiklal Caddesi

Road · Katip Mustafa Çelebi
34400 Beyoğlu, Turkey
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İstanbul'un en eski semtlerinden biri olan Beyoğlu'nda Tünel ile Taksim Meydanı arasında uzanan ve 19. yüzyılın sonlarından beri Türkiye'nin en ünlü caddelerinden biri olma vasfını koruyan cadde.

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    Nasser M.
    "The best and most famous street in Istanbul and Turkey."(13 Tips)
    Jessica
    "Turkey's most populous and famous street, and you love it here ..:)"(9 Tips)
    Aigul S.
    "crowded street in Istanbul"(25 Tips)
    James Z.
    "Amazing venue for people watching, cafés, and history."(20 Tips)
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  • Istiklal Avenue

    St. Antoine Church, also known as St Anthony of Padua, may be the most famous Roman Catholic establishment in Istanbul, especially due to its prominent location near the center of Istiklal Avenue.

    Istiklal Avenue · November 20, 2013
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  • Julie

    One of the most famous avenue in Istanbul. Very near Taksim Square. Go here to see local Istanbul life in all it's glory. Explore the surrounding and you'll discover little gems all over...

    Julie · March 22, 2014
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  • Meyvemix Juice

    Istiklal Street is one of the most well-known avenues in Istanbul. Stretching for about three kilometers, it is the main pedestrian thoroughfare in the city and welcomes

    Meyvemix Juice · June 23, 2014
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  • Dila

    Inaugurated on January 17, 1875 the Tünel is the second-oldest subterranean urban rail line in the world, after the London Underground (1863), and the first subterranean urban rail line in cont Europe

    Dila · November 29, 2013
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  • Istiklal Avenue

    The name of the place was derived from the armory known as Tophane-i Amire (English: Imperial armory), which was built in the reign (1451–1481) of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II.

    Istiklal Avenue · December 5, 2013
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  • Thanos A.

    The most famous street in Turkey. Not only walk Istiklal caddesi but also paraller & vertically narrows where you can find interesting places for coffee and food.

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  • Findistanbul

    Trams started to operate in İstanbul at 1871 and the one on İstiklal Avenue became active at 1883. Until 1914 all the trams were pulled by horses. Later they were all electrified...

    Findistanbul · November 26, 2013
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  • yazeed s.

    It's a very nice pedestrian street with lots of shops, restaurants and cafes. However, I found it a bit disturbing that you get harassed by some shop owners who keep following you as you walk

    yazeed sant · March 8
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  • Asif K.

    One of the most famous streets in Istanbul. Very near Taksim Square. Go here to see local Istanbul life in all it's glory. Explore the surrounding and you'll discover little gems all over.

    Asif K · March 28, 2013
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  • Lewis T.

    Buzzing, vibrant street with tons of food vendors, cafes and sweet shops. Similar crowds to Oxford Street in London (so if you don't like people, avoid!) Be careful of fast motorbikes and cars.

    Lewis T · June 13, 2015
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  • Nidal ..

    The busiest street in Istanbul (European side). Good for shopping and walking all the way from the Taksim square to the Galata tower. On your way back take the historical tram.

    Nidal . · October 11, 2015
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  • Aigul S.

    The most crowded street in Istanbul, full of shops, bars, cafes&restaurants,clubs etc.Must see in Istanbul. Love it, even if sometimes some weird/bad things can happen here :)

    Aigul S. · March 2, 2015
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  • Turkey Travel Centre

    Take a tram, visit churches, the flower passage, eat where the locals eat, shop in brand name stores, explore antique hives and visit museums. This is where it all happens in Istanbul

    Turkey Travel Centre · March 23, 2014
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  • Issam B.

    Very nice street. A lot of shops and places for food. Also it s cmose to Galata tower. Whenever you re bored, walk in this street, it will help you to cheer you up

    Issam Ben · October 20, 2015
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  • Cadu D.

    All stores on sale (winter)! Best place to buy! Everything cheaper than the Sultanahmet! Good clubs, coffeehouse and restaurants!

    Cadu DAngelis · January 22
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  • Murad R.

    Too many people and thief taxi drivers. Do not take taxi in here especially the one in the image. He will completely rob you! He robbed more than 200$ from me and drove away!

    Murad R · August 21, 2015
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  • M. B.

    Very very busy walking street. You get suffocated by cigarettes smoke. Often get Syrians asking you to enter their shops to buy garments

    M. B. · October 17, 2015
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  • Omar A.

    This place is almost always swarming :p. Very lively area, however, if you're going to do any shopping better go elsewhere for lower and 'less-touristy' prices especially for souvenirs

    Omar Abu Omar · November 22, 2013
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  • Rose d.

    I reckon this is the most crowded street in Istanbul. Crowded but still charming. Just be careful with the thugs that follow you thinking every foreigner is a tourist.

    Rose de Vera · January 20
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  • Heleny Campoy -.

    My city has the colours of eternity, a precious gem encrusted in blue, red and white. My city has the perfume of wisdom, captive in all little corner... My city is life and death, hope and fear...

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  • AJ

    If you wanna feel a bit like you're a local for a few days, stay in an apart hotel on one of these sub streets. Great ppl watching on Fri and Sat - when the trendy n good looking ones come out.

    AJ · April 23, 2013
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  • Jessica

    Really fun area to eat and party,love the mix of cultures especially places where they play Kurdish traditional music,really similar to Arabic

    Jessica · November 18, 2014
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  • Anna Lee 👾

    if you want to experience walking on almost empty Istiklal street - come here on Sunday evening. surprisingly empty and calm. but not all places (like bufe or koska) work these hours.

    Anna Lee 👾 · May 3, 2013
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  • Aldrinsyah A.

    Very good place with warm culture of turkish people. Take taxi from sheraton hotel for only 29 lira. Nice place to buy souvenir and ladies thing

    Aldrinsyah Arief · October 1, 2013
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  • Ksenia R.

    Lots of people all the time going both ways (up & down the street): both amazing and tiresome. But it does give you a flavour of the city.

    Ksenia Romanova · March 24, 2012
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  • Nasser M.

    The best and most famous street in Istanbul and Turkey. You must walk here every day and night.

    Nasser M · November 3, 2014
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  • Marco S.

    This is the main street that brings you from Taksim square to Galata tower. Day or night FULL of people, go check bars in side streets.

    Marco S. · September 15, 2012
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  • Nima R.

    Best street in Istanbul, you can find here vitality, nightlife is great in this part of city, bars and discos are good enough to have an unforgattable night

    Nima Rasekhi · November 12, 2015
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  • Kitsos M.

    When you finish walking up and down the road, try the narrow and parallel streets. You may find interesting cafes and restaurants.

    Kitsos Mitsos · January 3, 2013
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  • Seline J.

    Touristy, bland, crowded part of town lined with international shops and chain cafes. Branch off to Galata for a quieter, more pleasant jaunt.

    Seline Jung · March 20, 2015
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  • Little Hagia S.

    Lots of cafes, restaurants and shopping. Worth a visit to join on the Historical tram.

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  • Franzischkar

    Seems to be very crowded and commercial the whole day through but nice atmosphere with a lot of people and things to look at.

    Franzischkar · August 22, 2015
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  • SanLazzaro-Trattoria

    There are various styles in Pizzas making. We like it in Roman style: Thin and crispy :) If you too then come on; we're at Cihangir!

    SanLazzaro-Trattoria · July 23, 2012
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  • James Z.

    Amazing venue for people watching, cafés, and history. Don't come if you're in a time crunch, however. The crowds can move quite slowly.

    James Zimenoff · September 29, 2014
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  • Abdullah A.

    Never think that you been in Istanbul if didn't visit here, eat any meal, Turkish delights and coffee. Of course you should have a selfy too

    Abdullah AYTEKIN · March 8, 2015
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  • Majed A.

    The busiest street in Istanbul. Nice to go there to walk and shopping. A lot of restaurants and coffee shops.

    Majed Alashari · September 29, 2015
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  • Kevin C.

    It was a great experience, very crowded, its reminds me of timesquare. Many great restaurants and side street bars.

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  • Lolita L.

    very nice street! too crowded, noisy , full of turists . but for girls not safe at night i have gone through it unfortunetly!

    Lolita Loliko · May 29, 2014
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  • Bianca B.

    Walk at least once on this street during the night: crowded for sure, but the lights create a beautiful atmosphere.

    Bianca Bueno · August 11, 2014
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  • Eugene F.

    Walk into any dark and suspicious alley off the Istiklal and have the best kebap in your life (or the worst one if you are not lucky).

    Eugene Farfel · November 15, 2014
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  • Ivana K.

    Famous and crowded street in Istanbul. There you can find also Skahe Shack which comparing to others is very bad

    Ivana Kurtović · August 4, 2015
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  • Erica M.

    Just like any other commercial street anywhere else in the world. Unremarkable and unnecessary unless you're really keen on shopping in a busy street.

    Erica Manssour · March 17, 2014
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  • Ali L.

    You can find lots of stores here. Nothing too high end though. Beware of swindlers.

    Ali Latifi · November 27, 2014
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  • Carl G.

    Bustling thoroughfare lined with trendy cafes. Wonderful mix of modern and traditional architecture.

    Carl Griffin · January 1
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  • mizz l.

    Always filled with a sea of people from both directions ! Ride the red tram . Take a photo with it !

    mizz lin · June 8, 2015
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  • Alia A.

    You can shop till 10 pm as grand bazar close by 5 pm. They do have very nice things to buy their

    Alia Alsharif · September 19, 2015
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  • Alexey R.

    Very crowdy street, like Old Arbat in Moscow. Many musicians, cafés and clothing stores. Be careful of tram.

    Alexey Razumov · August 18, 2014
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  • Daria K.

    One of the most popular places in Istanbul. Plenty of shops and cafes. Is very popular among tourists

    Daria Kovalenko · September 24, 2013
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  • Murad G.

    The one and only...something for everyone. My Saudi friends; make use of the exchange rate advantage these days

    Murad Gürmeriç · March 15, 2015
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  • Giorgos A.

    Many many shops very good prices ask for discount eat icecream drink espresso lab and walk walk walk

    Giorgos Apostolidis · November 9, 2015
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