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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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  • It is a location that you should not miss when in Turkey. Very lively, it is the representation of the city that combines both the east and west culture. Buildings tend to lose their traditional... 
    It is a location that you should not miss when in Turkey. Very lively, it is the representation of the city that combines both the east and west culture. Buildings tend to lose their traditional...  more »
  • Busy and chaotic 24/7 rain or shine! Comes alive at night. Shops, restaurants, coffee shops, entertainment and noise. Really long street. Soak it up. Walk up and down! 
    Busy and chaotic 24/7 rain or shine! Comes alive at night. Shops, restaurants, coffee shops, entertainment and noise. Really long street. Soak it up. Walk up and down!  more »

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