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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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  • What I felt myself free place in Istanbul. But amazing crowd on the weekends. Due to the recent terrorist thoroughly tenhalaştı.
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  • I never felt tired every time I came here ... must come to Istanbul ... ... love the atmosphere that happening .. there are designer boutiques in Istiklal … are always many visitors ... 
  • the most busy street in Istanbul and the most visited, a lot of shops and restaurants, open after midnight