Istiklal Street-Avenue, What to do in İstiklal Street?


Istiklal Street-Avenue, What to do in İstiklal Street?

Istiklal street means Independence street it considers the heart of Istanbul every day more than three million visitors walkthrough through it. There are many fashion shops, cafes, and bars. İt's attracted to locals and visitors at the same time.

The most important situation perhaps the first condition of a gloomy person who says that I have visited Istanbul is Istiklal Street. When you walk down the street, you will see Istiklal street offers street artists, and anyone who cannot attend the current media, show up the works of art on Istiklal Street, among them there are frequent crowds. İstiklal Street has continued its commercial and social activities throughout history.

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Beyoglu is a fascinating district with its taverns and cafeterias that serve until the first light of the morning in the Tepebaşı region, artisan restaurants that stand out for pot dishes, many stores with shopping opportunities and a nostalgic environment. The area, which stands out with its bookshops, art galleries, museum and exhibition halls, and historical buildings, is highly preferred by tourists.

Taksim Square

Taksim Square is in the heart of Istanbul and is literally considered the heart of this city. It is the place where Istiklal Avenue begins and at the northern end of Taksim square. This site has been famous for many demonstrations and protests since the famous Gezi Park protest in 2013. Here you can witness the Republic of Turkey founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk statue

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Churches, Mosques, and Synagogues

There are few churches in this area, but the largest one is the Church of St. Anthony, the Church of Padua is a unique Neo-Gothic architectural building. It is a fully functioning church and a place of worship for Christians who mostly live in Istanbul. One of the most attractive places in Turkey some people consider it like a small sample for Istanbulso when a tourist says that I have visited Istanbul means Istiklal Street. While the Genoa extension group contained from Latin communities of the Byzantine period, the synchronization of activity zone called Beira with the growing commercial life of the Ottomans empire.

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Street Art On Istiklal Street

The funicular is the oldest rail transportation vehicle that works on slopes like a mountain or hill by pulling up with ropes. Between 1869 and 1966, the inclined mountain train was first used and electric vehicles were used. In Turkey, a single line of 1.65 km from Karakoy to İstiklal Street, in 1990 stopped it for the traffic cars route. Due to Istiklal Street's folkloric diversity in the past, the street is almost like an open-air museum. Also, protest activities and, cultural eventsas well as the best opportunities of shopping and rich food and drinks for 7/24.

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Mevlevi Museum

The Mevlevi Museum is an old lodge of the whirling dervishes of Istanbul. Here you will find the clothes, instruments, books that this student used. They also organize rotating dervish shows in the side halls, also known as Sema rituals.

This museum is a great way to understand Rumi, one of the greatest poets in the world with the mystical sect of Islam.

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Art Galleries

You can also visit famous museums such as the Pera Museum and smaller places such as the Egyptian Apartment. It organizes many local and international famous small and large exhibitions.

If you are an art lover, you should definitely try these amazing things on Istiklal Street in Istanbul.

Shopping On Istiklal Street

For shopping, local and foreign visitors are advised to visit Atlas Passage in the historic old bazaar on the street. The Aznavour passage and the Halep passage mainly include shops selling clothing, jewelry, and accessories. At Terkos Passage you can find the end of the accessory, high brand outlet products at very reasonable prices.

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Cicek Pasjı (Cicek Arcade)

If you are going to dine in the evening, Istiklal street also is a historic Cicek arcade (flower passage) this is a passage of famous historical arcades, named by the name of Russian women who were selling flowers in that area, after the Russian revolution in 1917, and the arcade contains many restaurants, cafes, wineries, as it was a theatre, but destroyed in a fire, the flower lane is a remarkable achievement for architecture.


Otherwise, Nevizade or Beyoglu fish market can be the perfect place for dinner. Better to visit those places without having a meal!! Cab Istanbul is pleased to offer transportation and touristic travel services in any region of Turkey. We believe the transportation service we provide is the right choice for your needs, available 7/24 car rental with a driver. Affordable airport transfer to all places in Turkey.  

Taksim / Istiklal Street, which visitors to Istanbul must add to their route, often heard by visitors. The place where tradesmen come to open their shops, Where scene for street artists, and where people like to stay away from lonely to take a breath for a while, are also home to many high-quality venues that are almost 24/7. Taksim will remain in your memories as a detail worth seeing in every aspect.

Security Tips for Taksim Square

Like every other crowded place, this is also a small crime place. Although rare, it's still a crime possible, this is a reason to keep your valuables things close to yourself.


Marry Jones

Super Indeed, Istiklal Caddesi is my favorite place in Istanbul. There are a lot of things to do, you come here when I'm bored. İm living near here

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