Istanbul Squares & Streets

Tourist information and guide to top 10 best squares & streets in Istanbul, Turkey...


As Istanbul is one of the best cities considered as the capital of culture and art, the squares in Istanbul are outstanding. Below are the popular and best streets and squares in Istanbul.

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  • Sultanahmet Sqaure (Hippodrome) in Sultanahmet

    Sultanahmet Sqaure, also known as Hippodrome is the most famous tourist area in Istanbul on the Historical peninsula. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, variety of Museums, the 4th century hippodrome, the Egyptian Obelisk, the Serpentine Column, the Colossus or Column of Costantine Porphyrgenitus and the rather kitsch German Fountain are the popular sights.
  • Istiklal Avenue (Istiklal Street) in Taksim, Beyoglu

    Istiklal Avenue is probably the most famous street and entertainment area in Istanbul. It is a long colorful pedestrian street full of all kind of shops, restaurants, cafes, street shows and it is located by the Taksim Square.


  • Taksim Square in Taksim

    Taksim is the most popular region for the tourists in Istanbul. Taksim Sqaure is a cosmopolitan region, communications hub and an important commercial, entertainment & shopping area for the tourists for having a nice Istanbul city walking tour.
  • Bagdat Avenue in Bostanci-Goztepe

    The Bagdat Avenue (Bagdat Street) is one of the most luxurious one in Istanbul. It is located on the Asian side. The 14 km. Bagdat Avenue begins from Bostanci and extends to Goztepe. There are numerous luxury cafes, restaurants and shops along the Bagdat Avenue. In the nights it is possible to spend lively nights.
  • Ortakoy Square in Ortakoy

    The Ortakoy Sqaure is a famous one located in Ortakoy, nearby the beautiful Bosphorus. The Ortakoy is popular with the young people and Istanbul sightseeing takers. There are variety of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops at the square. The lively nights at the weekends are also fantastic.
  • Eminonu Square in Eminonu

    The Eminonu Sqaure is also a famous one located between Galata Bridge and New Mosque (Yeni Camii). It is a popular square where especially the Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar visitors also pass through.
  • Beyazit Square in Beyazit

    Beyazit Sqaure is a big one located in Beyazit and it is one of the most popular, popular and busy par of the city of Istanbul. Istanbul University, Beyazit Mosque and famous Grand Bazaar is located by the Beyazit Square together with variety of tourist shops.
  • Besiktas Square - Besiktas

    The Besiktas Sqaure is great with variety of cafes, restaurants, shops and lively Istanbul life. Located in Besiktas, the square and the environment is a popular meeting point. The Bosphorus ferries, Taksim buses and more are all depart from the region.
  • Divan Road in Sultanahmet

    The Divan Road, also known as Divan Yolu, begins at the Hagia Sophia and continues to Beyazit Square. It was the most important road during the Byzantine era. The Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Beyazit Mosque and Grand Bazaar are some of the best sights around the street. There are also numerous tourist cafes, restaurants and shops along the road.
  • Etiler Nispetiye Avenue in Etiler

    The Etiler Nispetiye Avenue is also one of the most luxurious one in Istanbul. Located in Etiler and after the famous Akmerkez Shopping center, the Etiler region and the avenue hosts lively and luxury Istanbul nights. There are numerous luxury cafes, restaurants and shops along the Etiler Nispetiye Avenue.