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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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  • If you do not want to bargain, this is the place to shop in Istambul. From international retail stores to more modest Turkish shops, you can find everything there. 
    If you do not want to bargain, this is the place to shop in Istambul. From international retail stores to more modest Turkish shops, you can find everything there.  more »
  • Great street to visit. It has many bars, food corners and restaurants with many shopping stores. Its often crowded with people. 
    Great street to visit. It has many bars, food corners and restaurants with many shopping stores. Its often crowded with people.  more »

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