Istiklal Street in Istanbul is one of the most important and famous streets in the city. It is located in the Taksim district in the Beyoğlu district and was previously known as Grand Rue de Pera. It extends from Taksim Square to Galata Tower and is 1.4 km long.
Istiklal Street is a long, colorful pedestrian street and is the busiest street in the city throughout the day and in all seasons as it is visited by about 3 million people per day
The importance of Istiklal Street
Istiklal Street is only a 10-minute walk from Taksim Square, and it is one of the best places to visit in the city, where there are many entertainment and tourist places, in addition to a huge number of shops that contain the finest international brands for all products.
The street contains a monument called the Independence Statue. It also includes several international American, French and British embassies and consulates, in addition to the old tram that dates back to the Ottoman era and the old historical buildings, which are the most important features of Istiklal Street.
The street houses libraries, art galleries, theaters and cinemas
This street is characterized by vitality and congestion continuously, day and night, as it is the most active street at night in the city of Istanbul, where the various popular cafes and restaurants that open late hours
Places to visit on Istiklal Street in Istanbul
It was built by Sultan Beyazit II from which you can experience the traditional Turkish bath of the Ottoman Empire
The street includes many libraries and repositories of distinguished used books, which provide a great opportunity for the reader through an abundant variety of books
Holy Trinity Church
It is a Greek church at the entrance to Istiklal Street and dates back to 1880
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
A museum of wax replicas of historical celebrities, celebrities in arts, sports and politics
It is located in the middle of Istiklal Street and is in the French style it was known as Algiers Street and contains narrow alleys and sidewalks, beautifully restored buildings, shops, cafes and restaurants specializing in French cuisine
Istiklal Street is the heart of Istanbul, which is full of important historical, recreational and tourist attractions