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Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul

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One of the most famous streets in the city, Istiklal Caddesi 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 Caddesi and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Istanbul road trip planning website.
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  • Istiklal Street, always looks lively and busy all times. This street is full of fun and one can find lot of brands and other shops. I must say this street is shoppers paradise. Antique tram on the... 
    Istiklal Street, always looks lively and busy all times. This street is full of fun and one can find lot of brands and other shops. I must say this street is shoppers paradise. Antique tram on the...  more »
  • Very lively street with multiple stores for shopping and a lot of eateries. Tram in red colour looks beautiful and charming. Must try kumpir Doner kabab and ice cream ! 
    Very lively street with multiple stores for shopping and a lot of eateries. Tram in red colour looks beautiful and charming. Must try kumpir Doner kabab and ice cream !  more »

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