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İstiklal Caddesi

İstiklal Avenue

(İstiklal Caddesi)
Kuloglu, Beyoğlu
  • Nasser M.
    "The best and most famous street in Istanbul and Turkey."(13 Tips)
    "Turkey's most populous and famous street, and you love it here ..:)"(9 Tips)
    Aigul S.
    "crowded street in Istanbul"(26 Tips)
    James Z.
    "Amazing venue for people watching, cafés, and history."(18 Tips)
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  • Ahmed A.
    Ahmed AlharbyMay 13
    Been here 5+ times
    Long Avenue full of interesting things. You can enjoy shopping, seeing people and eating local foods. Be carful of Pickpocketing, it is a free-time hobby here.
    Upvoted Oct 4
  • Meyvemix Juice
    Meyvemix JuiceJune 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Julie
    JulieMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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...
  • Istiklal Avenue
    Istiklal AvenueNovember 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Bahram M.
    Have you heard that istanbul is a city that never sleeps? This Avenue is one of the reasons it is called that. Late night life, street singing and wide range of brand stores makes this perfect to see.
  • yazeed s.
    yazeed santMarch 8, 2016
    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
  • Findistanbul
    FindistanbulNovember 26, 2013
    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...
  • 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.
  • Asif K.
    Asif KMarch 28, 2013
    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.
  • Turkey Travel Centre
    Turkey Travel CentreMarch 23, 2014
    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
  • Aigul S.
    Aigul S.March 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    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 :)
  • Nidal ..
    Nidal .October 11, 2015
    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.
  • Lewis T.
    Lewis TJune 13, 2015
    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.
  • Nasser M.
    Nasser MNovember 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The best and most famous street in Istanbul and Turkey. You must walk here every day and night.
  • Issam B.
    Issam BenOctober 20, 2015
    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
  • Farzaneh G.
    Farzaneh GhJune 27, 2016
    I loved the crowd and atmosphere specially after evening. The music players all over the street made it sound like magic👌🏼
  • Heleny Campoy -.
    Heleny Campoy - Arzu Karya IşıkMarch 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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...
  • Nima R.
    Nima RasekhiNovember 12, 2015
    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
  • Aldrinsyah A.
    Aldrinsyah AriefOctober 1, 2013
    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
  • Dila
    DilaNovember 29, 2013
    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
  • Murat
    MuratJune 11, 2016
    Pedestranian Street in the middle of OldTown. Quite long. During day, it is a shopping area; during night, it turns to be an oasis for bars, restaurants and clubs.
  • Jessica
    JessicaNovember 18, 2014
    Really fun area to eat and party,love the mix of cultures especially places where they play Kurdish traditional music,really similar to Arabic
  • M. B.
    M. B.October 17, 2015
    Very very busy walking street. You get suffocated by cigarettes smoke. Often get Syrians asking you to enter their shops to buy garments
  • Little Hagia S.
    Lots of cafes, restaurants and shopping. Worth a visit to join on the Historical tram.
  • Rose d.
    Rose de VeraJanuary 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Ksenia R.
    Ksenia RomanovaMarch 24, 2012
    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.
  • Marco S.
    Marco S.September 15, 2012
    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.
  • Ajay P.
    İstiklal Avenue is one of my famous avenues in Istanbul. It's visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends! Here are a lot of interesting places to see)
  • Kitsos M.
    Kitsos MitsosJanuary 3, 2013
    When you finish walking up and down the road, try the narrow and parallel streets. You may find interesting cafes and restaurants.
  • Majed A.
    Majed AlashariSeptember 29, 2015
    The busiest street in Istanbul. Nice to go there to walk and shopping. A lot of restaurants and coffee shops.
  • Hisham H.
    Hisham HassanFebruary 25
    Watch out for dodgy sellers on the road:. Very lively crowded place.. shops and restaurants galore! Central spot in Istanbul
  • 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!
  • Ali A.
    Ali AlromaihMarch 4, 2016
    Great. But beware of tourist traps on inner streets. ALWAYS STAY ON THE MAIN STREET.
  • AJ
    AJApril 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • James Z.
    James ZimenoffSeptember 29, 2014
    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.
  • Anna K.
    Anna KApril 14, 2015
    Must visit! Explore the little alleys as well you never know what you will find!
  • Pelin
    PelinNovember 21, 2013
    Istiklal Avenue is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey, visited by nearly 3 million people in a day.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJanuary 1, 2016
    Bustling thoroughfare lined with trendy cafes. Wonderful mix of modern and traditional architecture.
  • Bianca B.
    Bianca BuenoAugust 11, 2014
    Walk at least once on this street during the night: crowded for sure, but the lights create a beautiful atmosphere.
  • Dorsa E.
    Dorsa EMay 3, 2016
    The livest street of all, a must see in Istanbul, you can see crowds from all over the world here.
  • Elie A.
    Elie Abou AntounMarch 29, 2015
    What makes this place cool is that people don't sleep. People all around shopping and walking! Great time
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin CorchianiAugust 7, 2015
    It was a great experience, very crowded, its reminds me of timesquare. Many great restaurants and side street bars.
  • Emel B.
    Emel BayraktarFebruary 21, 2015
    Eveyeything here is amazing. This street is the soul of this city. Somehow, you even miss this place. A must place for travellers.
  • mizz l.
    mizz linJune 8, 2015
    Always filled with a sea of people from both directions ! Ride the red tram . Take a photo with it !
  • Giorgos A.
    Giorgos ApostolidisNovember 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Many many shops very good prices ask for discount eat icecream drink espresso lab and walk walk walk
  • Anna Lee 👾
    Anna Lee 👾May 3, 2013
    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.
  • Adam N.
    Adam NowekSeptember 9, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the world's great pedestrianised streets. Take a ride on the beautiful, historical trams.
  • Murad G.
    Murad GürmeriçMarch 15, 2015
    The one and only...something for everyone. My Saudi friends; make use of the exchange rate advantage these days
  • Darya K.
    Darya KavalenkaSeptember 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    One of the most popular places in Istanbul. Plenty of shops and cafes. Is very popular among tourists
  • Omar A.
    Omar Abu OmarNovember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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
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