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Address: Freie Strasse, Basel, Switzerland
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If you have money to spend, this is the place to go, although there are not that much options of famous and expensive brands. This is a pedestrian area, so you can shop or... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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618 reviews
458 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 613 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have money to spend, this is the place to go, although there are not that much options of famous and expensive brands. This is a pedestrian area, so you can shop or window-shop in a relaxed atmosphere. At the time of our visit, it was not that crowded, but if I remember correctly from a previous visit, it... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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1,069 reviews
311 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the street you want to visit for shopping or sightseeing, and it is fine if you are in Basel, but it doesn't compare to similar streets in other European cities.

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Yucaipa, California
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

While walking through old basel this is a great location for window shopping all the local and upscale stores. Slightly uphill walking at points this area is great for admiring the old swiss building and historical sights while finding local,pastry bakeries offering delightful sweets.

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SF Bay Area
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Spending time walking up and down the cobble stone streets and window shopping was my way to unwind after some very hectic work days spent recently in Basel. The area is really charming with beautiful architecture. I plan to come back here every time I'm in Basel. There are a lot of eateries in the area as well, though I... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Worth a look but I guess with the uk exchange rate in the doldrums made Switzerland even more expensive.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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310 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

One can compare this shopping mall with the (not far) Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. As far as shopping is shopping, the Bahnhofstrasse is far superior, even if here there's still a good choice of shops and wares. But if you look around and above the showcase windows, the architecture here is much gentler and appealing, with some palaces of this warm... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is just a boring shopping venue. Mostly big, well known department stores. Nothing special. A couple of expensive shops among the others.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

A major street for shopping. The name "Free" Street refers to the times back in the Middle Ages when you could transport your goods down this street for free but if you wanted to stop and sell them, then you had to pay a fee,

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Istanbul, Turkey
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148 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

If you like to shopping, you can go there in Basel. There are some brands which are not expensive ones, but not so many. Also it is close to middle of the city.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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318 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

a very disappointing shopping street for a town like Basel. It's much more fun to wander around in the little streets surrounding this one.

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