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Istiklal Street, Istanbul

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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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  • Lively and lively street. Prices are higher than in other regions, but it is worth passing through here and even staying in the region.
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  • This is one of the most hectic streets in Istanbul. Here you can find everything you need. From coffee shops to restaurants, from tattoo parlors to street performers. It is quite busy in the evening. ...  more »
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