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Beyoglu, Istanbul

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At Beyoglu Europe and Asia are closer than anywhere else in the city. Located on the Golden Horn bay, on the European side of the city, the neighborhood has a long history of multiculturalism, as is clearly visible in its various architectural styles. From the Genoese and Venetian merchants of the Middle Ages to the European diplomats and artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, to local Jews and Greeks, many different communities have left their mark on the area. Catch a ride on a historical tram or browse a selection of shops. While here, you can also visit the city's largest synagogue and Catholic cathedral, and see numerous museums, art galleries, and theaters. Bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and cafes range from traditionally Turkish to distinctly European here. Beyoglu is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Istanbul Edition.
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  • Beyoglu is a large and beautiful area of Istanbul north of Golden Horn Bay. And Istiklal Street is only a small part of the area. People lived in this place thousands of years ago. Greeks, Byzantines and even Venetians celebrated here. The modern name beyoglu is the Turkish form of the Italian word "bailo" (ambassador) - reinterpreted in the Turkish manner : "bey ogly", i.e. the son of the ruler. Probably the most beautiful houses and streets in Istanbul here. Lots of cozy cafes, restaurants and other entertainment venues. Be sure to visit in the city!
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  • Beyoğlu is a city in the new city on the European side. Istiklal Street on the main street is lively and lively, but it's also a good idea to try a small diameter. You might find a restaurant or bar of your choice.
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