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Istiklal Street or in Turkish (İstiklal Caddesi), in Greek (Μεγάλη Οδός του Πέραν), in Latin (Megali Odos tu Peran), in French (Grande Rue de Péra), and in English (Istiklal Street).  This street is considered one of the oldest roads in the Turkish city of Istanbul, it was visited by tourists from all over the world, as nearly 3 million people visited it in one day during the weekends, before (the Corona pandemic). Located in the historical district (Beyoğlu Pera), it is an elegant pedestrian street, with many shops, music stores, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, theaters, cafes, bars and nightclubs. The wonderful music will enchant you, and you will be high when you taste the ancient folk sweets for which Turkey is famous. You will live an exceptional experience when you visit its distinguished restaurants with its ancient Ottoman and Western character designed to attract tourists from all countries. Istiklal Street extends from Taksim Square to the Karah koy area, it is one of the most famous streets in Istanbul. One of the oldest trams in the city runs through it, it dates back to about a hundred years, like most of the houses and buildings on the street. The old narrow alleys are scattered on its two sides, and the street contains religious places, such as the domed church and the Hussein Agha Mosque. It also contains modern tourist places such as the famous “Madame Tussauds” wax museum, which includes wax statues of various famous people in Turkey and the world.

There are many important places in Istiklal Street, where the street is famous for its many shopping opportunities, and the presence of other attractions, such as: historical cinemas, such as: Atlas and Beyoglu, the churches of Santa Maria and Saint Antoine, historical lanes, innovative art galleries, Turkish and neoclassical consulate buildings and art Architectural, in addition to many museums, such as the Pera Museum. The flower corridor is one of the famous historical corridors, it was called by this name because the wealthy Russian women were selling flowers in that area after the Russian Revolution in 1917 AD. The corridor contains many restaurants, cafes and wineries, as well as a theater, but it was destroyed in a fire. Flower corridor is a wonderful feat of architecture. Pandora’s Library is one of the rarest offices for storing English books. You can find books in both Turkish and English, as well as travel books, maps, stationery and many more. It also contains a variety of Turkish and Ottoman history books. The library has a quiet atmosphere.

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