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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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istiklal street Taksim | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 532 421 61 64
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All reviewsbusy streetlong streetgalata towergreat streetnostalgic tramlots of shopsinternational brandsmodern istanbulnice walkbaklavaboth sideskebabturkeyzaratunelconsulatestroll
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a very nice walk. A long pedestrian blvd. That runs from Pera district to Taksim park. Lots of stores and Restaurants and much to see. Cable car through the middle.

Thank bajajulio
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At any time of the day you will find the street buzzing with locals and tourists. The street is lined with shops and cafes. There is also a tram that runs through the middle that you can hop on. The street is decorated with colourful...More

Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

They do a different price for turkish people normale price for tourist double price ı dont recomended

Thank Carlos D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful street full of life and people! Live Music everywhere you go with food corners and icecream shops galore!! Not to mention the shopping with unbeatable prices especially during the sales. Safe place and definately can be visited with children, recommended to carry...More

Thank Sharifa M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This street, running from Taksim Square all the way to Tünel, is one of the city’s main shopping streets and is always crowded. You’ll find every brand imaginable, from local to international names. Istiklal also has some very interesting side streets and small pasaj(arcades), so when...More

Thank 855evrend
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So, we visited the street with lots of anticipation but it was ok at best. Lots of people and lot of smoking going on...shops are typical of any European city. Prices were reasonable though. I think the best part was the Art fair going on...More

Thank dss999
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you manage not to be crushed by the swarm of people or get impaled by the olde street car running in the middle of this busy street, you are already a winner. The spectacle is one to see, at least for an hour or...More

Thank Jebenna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I was here there was a heavy police presence with riot gear because there was gonna be a Pride parade and they wanted to make sure it will be a peaceful one if there is one. Saw the beginning. The paraders dressed like normal...More

Thank Syafika S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think that this is must for tourists. You can explore diversity of people, food and shopping. You find terraces of cafes with great views on top floors of buildings.

Thank heng c
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can find H&M,Koton,Accessorize,shops on your left and right, fish market is on right side street, very busy street,on weekends its very difficult to walk bcz its narrow,you find street performer singing. Try to avoid staying on any hotel at istaklal street its very noisy...More

Thank Kiran M
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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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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
June 3, 2017|
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Response from Hiba_HKA | Reviewed this property |
As I saw there all is autocar , not free