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Istiklal Street

istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 532 421 61 64
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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 532 421 61 64
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited Istiklal Street in January, during our visit to Istanbul. This is one very long street that leads to Taksim Square on the Asian side of Istanbul. Istiklal street had lots of touristy shops as well as some stores that you would see on...More

Thank Mishy_D06
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Istiklal Street is an amazing shopping street with shops on both left and right. It is a straight road which lights up at night. It is quite crowded as it is a popular tourist spot. The area is full of branded and local shops along...More

Thank Simin S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Used to live in Istanbul and this street (along with Taksim Square) really is the beating heart of the city. A lot has changed since I lived there, and not all for the better. Very sad on last visit to see the state of the...More

Thank Dana Loustalot D
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very long busy street full of modern shops cafes and restaurants, start at Taksim Square and take a long leisurely walk down the whole length of it taking care to look out for the little red tram that goes up and down at regular...More

Thank mariahassan58
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Long long street with all kinds of shops for shopping. There are also lots of restaurants with lots of lovely Turkish food. And at the end you will find the Taksim square.

Thank Helle H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the best placea in Istanbul. It is great both at nights and in the daylight. I visited this street 3 times during my journey and i loved it. Great place for shopping and eating. There are some clothes shop in the narrow alleys...More

Thank anahita_sh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great street with all major shops, caffes, restaurants, Sephora and Madame Tussauds museum. Avoid going there on the weekend because is too crowded.

Thank meandme_8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Istiklal Street!! My 4th visit here. Was disappointed, however, on this last trip as The Hard Rick Cafe had gone out of business. There was construction on the road part of Istiklal Street and it made it difficult to walk at times, being so...More

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place Avenue in Istanbul, Turkey İstiklal Avenue or Istiklal Street is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey, nice place to visit its near to taksim square

Thank Muhammad W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no idea what to expect but i was told it was highly recommended to me to shop. This street has a very nice atmosphere even late into the night. It reminded me a lot of Oxford Street in London. It has big stores...More

Thank Razia K
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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15 December 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
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As I saw there all is autocar , not free
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every couple of months I travel to Istanbul and I have been there after many major sad events and still found safety and peace. It's just that nowadays nowhere is safe all the countries around the whole world are facing... More