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Istiklal Street, Istanbul

3.6
#2 of 19 in Neighborhoods in Istanbul
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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  • Very busy street, you will find everything you need shopping, international’s brand , local brand, food, clubs and more  more »
  • Full of people, voices and vitality. I don't think you should lose, but don't visit this busy street. The only downside is that at night 21.00 22.00 you find it dangerous to be walking around this area.
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