"Take the vintage Tram down Istiklal Street" Istiklal Caddesi Tip by Martin_S.

Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul: 52 reviews and 134 photos

  Vintage Tram, Istanbul, Turkey
by Martin_S.

The entire length of Istiklal Street, from Taksim Square all the way to the "Tunnel" (just above Galata Tower) can be enjoyed by taking the vintage Tram. It travels on its track exactly down the center of the pedestrian street, people moving out of the way as it makes its slow approach (about twice the speed of walking). It gives you a perfect platform to see the street and watch the people. Take it twice and see both sides of the street at your leisure, we did this and also walked several times, both the main street and the numerous side streets.

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  • Written Jan 4, 2009
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