Squares and Popular Streets of Istanbul

There is not even a single country in the world without any famous street or square. These are the places where people can have with friends. It can be a point for protests. It can be a place for singers to perform. Festivals can be held here. Every square and street has its vibrance. So don´t miss the chance to visit Istanbul´s famous squares and streets.

Updated Date : 15.01.2022

Squares and Popular Streets of Istanbul

All over the world, there is a particular place: the squares. Meeting points for friends, love stories, meeting places for protests.
These are the places where people get out of work and cross paths.
Maybe you want to sit in a cafe and have a coffee. Perhaps you want to walk the streets and take photos. But can't you choose which street and which square? 
We are leaving you alone with our article just below. Enjoy strolling.

Taksim Square

Open the map and choose a point where you will show it as the center of Istanbul. That is Taksim Square. We can call it a region that is a crucial point to every area you want to reach. It is also the most important square in the Beyoglu region. It is a square within walking distance to offices, parks, walking paths, stadium, beach, bus and metro stations, shopping streets, restaurants, and cafes. Isn't that what we call a square anyway?

Istanbul Taksim Square

Istiklal Street

It is one of the streets in the center of our lives with its history and day. This street, formerly known as Grand Rue de Pera, has been a center from the past to the present. It plays a significant role in trade as well as for entertainment and shopping. It is a valuable place to visit with its street artists and colorful side streets.

Istiklal Street Istanbul

Kadikoy Square

We can say that Kadikoy Square is the Taksim square of the Asian continent. Maybe just being by the sea makes it different. Its most prominent feature is that it is intertwined with the residential area, just like Kadikoy itself. This square tells a lot, not only with its cafes, restaurants, and workplaces but also with its mini markets and spirit.

Kadikoy Square

Ortakoy Square

It is a miraculous square right next to the Bosphorus. You can create a sweet memory, especially at sunset; you can do this with ice cream or baked potatoes. Mecidiye Mosque is located right by the sea, in this square. It will be open to visiting and waiting for you to take photos and tag us.

Ortakoy Square

Eminonu Square

This crowded square, where the historical peninsula greets you, is Eminonu Square. The Spice Bazaar shares its place in the square with the New Mosque. You come across some coffee shops and some cafes. Those who visit in the early hours of the day will see the city having a fresh start. Spice and coffee scents spread from the opened shops. Enjoy it before the crowd comes.

Eminonu Square

Sultanahmet Square 

A square in the center of history. Sultanahmet or "Blue Mosque" square is one of the best-known squares. It is a center of history dating back to the 7th century BC. It hosts the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome. It is a meeting point. And we can say that it is also the starting point.

Sultanahmet Square

Divan Road

The road to the "Divan" or the Imperial Council is one of the most well-known streets of the historical peninsula. It is wonderful that this street, which has witnessed history, hosted the Eastern Roman and Ottoman Empires. Divan Yolu is a road starting from Sultanahmet Square and extending to Beyazıt Square. It is not only a famous historical road but also one of the most used roads by tourists. Be careful when crossing the street; you will come across the tram. 

Bagdat Street

Upper Eastside of Istanbul. But this time on the Lower Eastside. We can also call it Istanbul's Champs Elysee. Bagdat Street is our new favorite with its luxury boutiques, branch stores of big brands, quality restaurants, and stylish cafes. It is an extensive street compared to many places you will visit in Istanbul. On this street, which is pleasant to walk, you can also see the locals taking your dog and walking it around.

Abdi Ipekci Street

It's like the Istanbul version of New York Soho streets with its buildings and visitors. Located between Macka and Nisantasi districts, Abdi İpekci Street is the center of luxury. These streets, where the people of the region also enjoy living and visiting, will attract your attention with their energy.

Serdar-i Ekrem Street

This is the most colorful, most enjoyable little street in the Galata region. This street, which has become more active over the years, is a charming street that connects Istiklal Street and Galata Tower. At the tiny point where they intersect with its biggest rival, Galip Dede Street, there is a reason for the guests to stop for a second. It is that beautiful.

The Final Word

I hope you liked the few accessible streets and squares we have chosen. We didn't write specifically and sequentially, but we recommend that you search for them before you go and spend a little more time at the ones you like the most.

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