Istiklal Avenue, Istanbul

About Istiklal Avenue, Istanbul

Istiklal Avenue, Istanbul - Address

Address: Istiklal Cd., Beyoglu/Istanbul, Turkey

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Outdoors, Pubs, Street Market, Family And Kids, Streets

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During weekends, over three million people throng the length of this avenue. Boutiques, music stores, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, theatres, libraries, cafes, pubs, night clubs with live music, historical patisseries, chocolateries and restaurants; this place simply does not run out of experiences to offer. It adds to the atmosphere in the evening, when street performers come out to play.

Istiklal Avenue Information

  • Do not take the pictures without the permission.
  • You can also visit the underground rail line which was built in 1875 in this place.
  • All shops cafes etc are open till late hours.

How To reach Istiklal Avenue by Public Transport

  • Istiklal Caddesi Tram

Restaurants Near Istiklal Avenue

  •  Musa Ustam
  •  Zübeyir

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  • Café turk

  • This is a traditional place, more of an everyday dining than a tourist attraction. Of course this is the place I would choose to have a good meal and rest a little during a busy tour. Highly recommended!

  • Best place for snacks. Coffee and Tea are must try. Lovely people.

  • Really, *the* place to see in Istanbul. There is culture, history, and landmarks, but for solid nightlife, entertainment, and food, few places match Taxim and Istiklal. Be prepared for a ton of people: this place is always packed. Roasted walnuts, chicken pilaf, simit (think bagel with sesame seeds), and medya (mussels) are served in the streets, and bars and restaurants are everywhere. There is also a historical trolley that is very cheap to ride, though it doesn't really go anywhere. Getting here is easy: there are two metro stations on either end of the street, and frequent bus stops. An absolute must for the visitor to Istanbul; just be sure to be aware, as it is a common place for protests, and the police can be overzealous.

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  • Nice place to visit

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