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Beyoglu

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Beyoglu
As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul and 7 other guides
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This neighborhood in the modern section of the city is home to many foreign...

This neighborhood in the modern section of the city is home to many foreign consulates, and is popular for its restaurants and nightlife.

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Full of life

What an awesome place. So full of life and lots and lots of people. Shopping was good and the restaurants was nice too

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an awesome place. So full of life and lots and lots of people. Shopping was good and the restaurants was nice too

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the most alive district, Full of love, music and good vibes in everywhere.enjoy amazing Turkish food & sweet

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Steinkjer, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We never got to travel by it (we are a bit upsessed by travelling with stuff that run on rails, so we *tried*!), as it was very full the first time we saw it, and then just did not run (for more than an hour), although the time-table said it should. So I cannot say anything about the experience of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything from shops that caters to tourists with its uninteresting choice, to instrument shops, falafel stands, juice bars. A mishmash of civilizations,eras,classes and ways of life.As best you can find sophisticated boutiques in its bohemian backstreets.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many good stores in this area, great shopping specially of clothing and shoes. Very steep hills, you need strong legs!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

boyoglu is a neighborhood full of tourists and located in the other side of the galata bridge poeple they cross the bridge to go there or take the tram

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I love spending time in Beyoglu, and whenever I am in Istanbul I would live there and use it as my base for exploring other neighborhoods. It is very lively, the main shopping street - Istiklal is packed with locals and lots of tourists, however on side streets you can find little quaint cafes and restaurants, and a lot of... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

From Taksim to Galata all by walking! Recomanded . Take the nostalgic red tram for a short ride.The stroll along Istiklal is worth the effort.Always full of people both locals and tourist.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

also known as taksim square. it is located on top of a hill, easy access by metro tram. many food outlets up there

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

this place is full of restaurants and cafe where u can spend hours depend on ur age.but i went at night and it was good

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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