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Galatasaray Tram

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Address: Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
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One used to be able to move all over Istanbul on both sided of the Bosphorous many years ago. It is available only between Taksim and Tunel know, a stretch of istiklal street... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One used to be able to move all over Istanbul on both sided of the Bosphorous many years ago. It is available only between Taksim and Tunel know, a stretch of istiklal street that is about 2 km. long. Walk one way and take the tram the other way if you are tired or lazy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a fabulous way to travel around and through Istanbul. Clean, modern and punctual. Not to mention convenient and easy to use. After our experience we wouldn't travel in Istanbul any other way. Can only highly recommend this mode of travel to any traveller coming to this fantastic city.

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Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Currently , its being out of use due to maintenance. its convenient for people who would like to pass all the istiklal street when they are tired of walking.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tram is reminiscent of the trams of San Francisco. It runs the full length of the one and only Main Street in Takism.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place, haven't been here for a long time and i visited with caution. We had a good ride, doing things the Istanbulite's way

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Should have been one of attraction in Beyouglu area. In February 2017 not in use, rails taken away so not sure whether it will be back

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

İt's not working anymore :((((( I think it will not work for one year, maybe more ... I live in Istanbul, near to Taksim Square

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The tram whistles up and down Istiklal street and always seems to be crowded, popular with tourists than locals. Not sure it actually beats walking on Istiklal street but at least you would avoid the various touts.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Who visited the istiklal street will recognize the red trolley in the heart of the busy street, its route isn't too long but it's a good to try it once of you are lucky to find a place, the driver will stop near the galatasaray college this will help anyone to take photos with it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Through the heart of Istanbul from one point to another, you can feel nostalgia while passing through old buildings on Istiklal street. A magical journey from Taksim square to Tünel district. Must do !

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Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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