Taksim Istiklal Street
Street in Istanbul, Turkey
Istiklal Avenue or Istiklal Street is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, Turkey, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends. Located in the historic Beyoğlu (Pera) district, it is an elegant pedestrian street, 1.4 kilometers long, which houses boutiques, music stores, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, theatres, libraries, cafés, pubs, nightclubs with live music, historical patisseries, chocolateries and restaurants.
photo credit: www.bhattacherjee.com Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul via photopin (license)
Taksim, Beyoğlu District, Istanbul, Turkey
Bus: Most buses from almost all over Istanbul's European Side use Taksim as the last stop. Metro : M2 (Taksim Station) Funicular: F1 from Kabataş Nostalgic Tram: T1 from Beyoğlu Tunnel
The entrance is free but you have to pay for your buyings :P