Istiklal Street located in Beyoğlu is one of the oldest and cultured districts of Istanbul where you can spend time in different cafes, bookstores, boutiques and restaurants as well as giving a local insight into the urban life of this great city.
The best way to explore the street is to take a ride with the red tram for a nostalgic and vintage experience.
There are many passages at Istiklal Street which you can visit. One of the most famous passages is the “Atlas” Passage. The passage which was built in the 19th century is now suffused with different souvenir shops and it is the home for cinema and theatres.