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Cagaloglu

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Address: Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Good local Istanbul

This area is good to experience the local Istanbul. There are some restaurants and cafe in which you can taste some local food with local price. There comes some smell of kebab... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 April 2016
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Fukaya, Japan
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Fukaya, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

This area is good to experience the local Istanbul. There are some restaurants and cafe in which you can taste some local food with local price. There comes some smell of kebab and Turkish coffee around here. And when you just walk around, you can find some unique historical buildings, too. Why don't you walk around the area when you... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Walking through this neighbourhood is a good way of understanding the local experience. There is a little bit of everything. History, culture, food, art and architecture, shopping, people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

main region of the city for tourists. easy to reach by marmaray. get of marmaray and you are in cağaloglu. roads are made by old style. many bookstores. also governor building is here, very close to marmaray.

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Fukaya, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

This area is a great local place nearest the touristic Istanbul. You can find many local shops and restaurants, there are supermarkets too, so it's convenient and interesting to do some shopping here after you see many historical sites of the Old City. The smells of spice and coffee come around the area, so you feel like sitting at the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Beautiful City, Beautiful people, Beautiful and Bountiful food, A lifetime of memories!! A lifetime of new friends!!

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

Cagaloglu is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places of the city, where you can stroll through the streets and the wonderful market, here among the scents of spices and the thousands of tourists you will be hopelessly involved in this idyllic atmosphere. The best time to visit is in the afternoon, when all the streets are full of tourists... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

well worth the visit. we went almost everyday and we got some Turkish merchandise. we bargained a lot but it was fun and we got to see where turkish people do their shopping.

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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