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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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istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 532 421 61 64
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All reviews busy street long street galata tower great street nostalgic tram lots of shops international brands modern istanbul nice walk baklava both sides visit istanbul turkey kebab zara tunel consulate
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love the atmosphere in this street. There’s a joir da vivre in the air winter and summer. It’s a good walk from one end to the other end and so many great shops (men’s, women’s, children’s, health, food etc) and restaurants on the street...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Shafook
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I base in Supermarket, walk over the Galata bridge then take the Tunel tram Pronounced Too-nel up. Try to do this at least once. Your on it for about 2mins :) it's a steep tram ride, and I believe a few hundred years old. If...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank istanbul455
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very long road with tons of stores. We went during the sale time so it was very busy but we got some great products. Very hipster and there are musicians on every corner. Definitely a must if you like shops and restaurants!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SamahE184
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited this place with my friends in February 2018. The best part was the STREET MUSIC... the musicians playing saxophone, guitar, flute, drum, and other musical instrument touch not only the heart with their loud and captivating performance but they literally move ones soul....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 935marrib
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I used to walk this street back from Taskim Square. Nothing but just a shopping street as any other in west Europe.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DCermelli
Reviewed 1 week ago

Istanbul's most crowded street? Many of the facades are recently renovated and it is worth while sometimes turning your eyes from the flashy shop windows. When you are tired of all the shops move into the side streets which offer much more of interest and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kattullus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My best shopping destination in Istanbul. You can find anything you want, international & Turkish brands, restaurants, pubs, shops, souvenirs... Anything.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Breakfeast
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, that’s what it is. A long Street with many brand names and mom & pop stores and not so known shops and stalls and kiosks where you can get what you elsewhere but for cheaper. It’s right off Taksim Square and can’t be missed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SamerDaher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I absolutely loved this street. Every night you can just enjoy this street and the square. Lots of music. Corn. Chestnuts. Shopping. Baklava. Great food options. Awesome feeling

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this street. There is a metro. Amazing musicians. Every kind of shop you like. Long street that you can take stops to eat or drink. I would go to it everytime I visit Istanbul. NICE...,...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hamza192
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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
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September 6, 2018|
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Response from mohammad4210 | Reviewed this property |
in istiklal street there is a lot of food store u can find what u want in at there
Oday Sami S
May 11, 2018|
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Response from maninblackthe1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes sure it’s elegant street
Sophia K
December 15, 2017|
Response from aidak739 | Reviewed this property |
I recomend club anjelique on bosphorous bank in ortakoy..you should expect the prices twice even 3 times as much the normal nights. If u like out door celebration u can have dinner in nistasi or kadikoy street around 23.00... More