Istiklal Avenue

Istiklal Avenue is one of the best places to see and feel the spirit of İstanbul. It is a pedestrian street located in Beyoğlu district; between Taksim Square and Galata and a great attraction for tourists and a favourite meeting spot for locals. That is why it is almost always filled with crowds.

With its modern shops located in 19th century Neo Classical and Art Nouveau buildings and nostalgic trams actively carrying passengers up and down the street all day; Istiklal is a spot where you can witness the fusion of old and new in İstanbul. 

Here are some spots you shouldn’t miss:

Museum of Illusions, Madame Tussauds, Historical Çiçek (Flower) Passage, Saint-Antoine Church, Church of the Holy Trinity, Pera Museum, historic Atlas and Beyoğlu Cinemas. A ride on the Nostalgic Tram is also highly recommended. From art galleries, historical buildings and churches to lively cafes, restaurants, shops and cinemas İstiklal Avenue has it all. So make sure you make a visit and enjoy both the culture and liveliness of the city.

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Istanbul Museums – Entry Fees & Visiting Hours & Location Information – Beyoglu, Taksim Museums (UPDATED: Summer 2022)

1- Galata Mevlevi House Museum
Location:Şişhane
Closed Days:Mondays
Visiting Hours (Summer):09:00 – 20:00 (9:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Valid
Entrance Fee:40 TL

2- Museum of Illusions
Location:Istiklal Avenue
Closed Days:Open everyday
Visiting Hours (Summer):11:00 – 20:00 (11:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:235 TL

3- Madame Tussauds
Location:Istiklal Avenue
Closed Days:Open everyday
Visiting Hours (Summer):1100 – 19:00 (11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Not Valid
Entrance Fee:290 TL

4- Galata Tower
Location:Galata, Beyoğlu
Closed Days:Open everyday
Visiting Hours (Summer):08:30 – 23:00 (8:30 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.)
Museum Pass Card:Valid
Entrance Fee:175 TL