Visitors HOME | Where to STAY | Where to EAT | Where to SEE | What to DO | Yellow Pages | News |

The İstiklal Street

Adress: İstiklal Caddesi  
Tel: -
Facebook Google

User Submitted:
The İstiklal Street - Istanbul, Turkey
The İstiklal Street - Istanbul, Turkey
The İstiklal Street - Istanbul, Turkey
The İstiklal Street - Istanbul, Turkey
The İstiklal Street - Istanbul, Turkey

Beyoğlu - Galata
Credit Card

The İstiklal Street Detailed Info

İstiklal Caddesi is the main street of Beyoğlu (Pera) and is a pedestrian area. The street that used to be called “Grand-Rue de Pèra” during its bright times, was a modern meeting point by the beginning of the 20th century, during the best times (“Belle èpoque”) of İstanbul. The either sides of street are decorated by buildings with magnificient gates and facades. The transportation between Tünel-Taksim is made with the perfectly renovated tram through the middle of the street.

The cultural and social activities for different tastes as well as teh cafes, cinemas, bookshops, restaurants, bars come out of İstiklal Caddesi or the streets it has connection. There are many shops on the street.

Many European embassies and a few churches are still on the street. Some of the churches serving to foreign communities are crowded while some keep their place only with the echoes of the past. In the middle of İstiklal Caddesi is the Galatasaray Lisesi (High School) that is the most respected educational institution and has a past for more than 100 years. At the south end of the street is the entrance of Tünel. Tünel is an underground railway system that is 570m, from 1875 extending to Galata Bridge and the second underground of the world in terms of construction date after that of London. While walking towards Taksim, after passing Galatasaray Lisesi, you will see Çiçek Pasajı (Cite de Pera) on the left hand side. The building was built by one of the leading Greek bankers Hristaki Efendi of Tanzimat (political reforms) period. As its Turkish name implies it used to be a passage that flowers were sold; today has many cheerful bars and ‘meyhane’s. It’s an ideal atmosphere to eat, to drink Turkish Rakı and to feel Beyoğlu. There are many restaurants in the passage. Balık Pazarı is worth to see just next to the passage. Althought it is prefered for finding fresh fish, you can explore the shops that you can find kind of meat, cheese, desserts, pickles, almost anything you can buy as you walk further. Beyoğlu.

Site Map: Turkey Guide | Turkey Hotels | Restaurants | Where to See | What to Do | Schools in Fashion | Istanbul Map | Reiseführer Türkei |

Use of this site is subject to express Terms and Conditions. By continuing past this page, you agree to abide by these terms. Copyright © 2000-2010 i-gunler.CoM | Privacy Policy