I just came from Istanbul and have good news, the old tramline is reconstructed and the tram starts again on Taksim Square.
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What a great way to get around and see the sights. Walking is fun but there are a lot of hills and after 4 hours sightseeing I was more than happy to take the tram. It's a cheap ride and great fun.
We used to dress up to go to Beyoglu, now it is full of Arabic tourists in black garbs. I hope the tram line will be finished soon so people won't have to walk shoulder to shoulder. Still, there is so much history and charm...More
Nice experience to try out in Istanbul. More of a tourist attraction than the real deal. Nice to take few pictures and keep up with the old European memories.
Do not expect this area to look like you have seen in pictures. The old tramline does not exist for the moment - they do not seem to be in a hurry to complete the project. Very disappointing.
A very sought after residential area of the city for foreigners alike, Beyoglu is in the mind of the visitor, like a Paris in the east… small streets going up and down with cafe, bars, and restaurants at every corner, most of them with a...More
Currently the whole road from Taksim Square down to the Tunel funicular entrance is being repaved so the vintage tram which runs along Istiklal is not currently running. The current road surface is very uneven and the shops along it, a lot closed do not...More
one whole day spent going all over town fun easy on pocket using a common card a tourist feels safe and comfortable moving around
Colonized for centuries by non-muslim minorities and foreign traders, the district of Beyoglu (pronounced be-yoh-LU and formerly known as Pera), across the Golden Horn Strait from the historic center, has always been the cosmopolitan heart of Istanbul. At the turn of the 20th century, locals...More