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Istiklal Street, Istanbul

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web
One of the most famous streets in the city, Istiklal Street crosses several distinct districts and encompasses many sights of historical significance. Running from the medieval Genoese neighborhood surrounding Galata Tower to Taksim Square, the cosmopolitan street passes historical buildings such as the world's second-oldest subway station, Turkey's second-oldest secondary school, the flower passage, and the fish market. Many religious buildings, including mosques, synagogues, Roman Catholic churches, and a Greek Orthodox church also line the street. Stroll down the street to take in the Ottoman architecture from the 19th and 20th centuries. Put Istiklal Street at the forefront of your travel plans using our Istanbul trip itinerary maker.
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  • In the world I've never seen a more crowded area, more colorful. Eat, drink, pub, Shops, Bookstores and everything that comes to mind.
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  • Istiklal Street in Taksim district's is a place ideal for Western-style shopping (or non-bazaars and will not bargain). This, is much more enjoyable for us also is relatively clean and quiet, even at peak hours. No expensive and exclusive shops, but if international brands of range is average, more some premises. Recommended. They are about 6 blocks to go. None of the other world.
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  • It provides u with a positive vibes...many shopping places...many restaurants/pubs dessert places, breakfast places, charcoal grilled chestnuts and corn on a cob...this street never sleeps and cars ar...  read more »
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