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Istiklal Street, Istanbul

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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. Plan your visit to Istiklal Street and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Istanbul road trip planning website .
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  • With hundreds of business pedestrian street shops bars etc. not to be missed by the atmosphere that there is. In any kebap you can eat cheap but there are more expensive options. Try the stalls of mussels with rice or delicious typical doughnuts
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  • Vibrant street filled with loads of character, impressive architecture and general Main Street stores. The lower part after Tunnel and towards Galata Tower is great to explore and offers a wide variet...  more »
  • On the European side and modern Istanbul, long street where successive stores, ideal for shopping. Good to do after visit of Dolmabahçe Palace, take the funicular and get off at Taksim then walk down the Istiklal Street and enjoy the atmosphere! Always crowded street in world, small metrobus makes a round trip in the middle. There is a Sephora, H & M, Mango, Kiehls, etc... and also possible visit of 2 churches very well preserved in the street!
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