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Istiklal Street, Istanbul

3.6
Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Shopping
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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  • A busy street mainly with expensive branded stores and some kebab/döner shops dotted along with some street foods. beware of touts trying to sell fake perfum,offering dodgy tours and/or trying to...  more »
  • Its very crowded and noisy. There are lots of restaurants and shops around but mostly some small brands. Not possible to find luxury brands on the street. Small train is cute  more »
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