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Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul

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Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Shopping
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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  • Do Not Miss this Area it’s awesome to walk around at night good for shopping also having almost all brands also few shops here sale fake stuff overall 4.5* must visit sight  more »
  • There is a nosalgia street and I enjoy going there . Steet with the different brands and a nostalgia tram.  more »

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