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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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  • Gets a bad rap and rightLy so . It’s plastic Istanbul with international shops, rip off restaurants and a tram that hardly runs just for the tourists where you are rammed in for a great take home of....  more »
  • Street around 1.5 km, long and nice, many shops and cafes. You can find as branded clothes here as well as small souvenirs. The street goes to the Taksim square.  more »

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