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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. Put Istiklal Street at the forefront of your travel plans using our Istanbul trip itinerary maker.
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  • My wife and I walked for several hours sightseeing and eating in this historical street. We actually attended a mass in the catholic church, St Anthony de Padua on Istiklal Street. Lots of shops both ...  more »
  • Just very busy full of people, every shop, cafe,bar, restaurant you could imagine. Hustle and bustle a very lively atmosphere, nice. 
  • Walking Istiklal is interesting but better when you venture off the main street into the side streets and markets. Main street full of designer names you find in big cities anywhere. Be sure to stop a...  more »