Pedestrianised İstiklal Street (Independence Street) is a bustling modern shopping street with a wealth of restaurants and cafés. The lower end of the street can be reached by taking the world's oldest underground railway from near Galata Bridge - the Tünel, constructed in 1875.
There is also a quaintly old-fashioned tramway that runs along its length right up to Taksim Square at the top of the hill. A large number of churches and old consulate buildings are located nearby. Istiklal Street is very near our hotel by walking just 5 minutes
İstiklal Caddesi İstanbul Turkey