Beyoğlu, the heart of contemporary Istanbul, is the city’s most popular entertainment, art, shopping, and nightlife district. Bisecting the area is the pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi lined with cafés and shops that attract over three million people per day. Explore the quieter backstreets such as Mesrutiyet Street for gourmet food, photo-worthy French Street, Çukurcuma for antiques, Boğazkesen Street and Istanbul Modern for contemporary art, and Nevizade Street for nightlife.
By Leeann Murphy, AFAR Local Expert
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Şahkulu Mah, Meşrutiyet Cd. No:121, 34420 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey
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