In the day of appearance the red wooden trailers became the hallmark of Istanbul.
Riding in the historic Istanbul tram - it's like traveling in a time machine. So it was a hundred years ago and so it will be another hundred years. Despite all types of transport, which have already been invented and still come up, the old wooden tram remains plying along the streets of the city, transporting several thousand passengers a day and attracting the attention of travelers from all over the world. See yourself!
Photo: Famos tram, © van_BoO
How to do?
1. Go to the European part of the city.
2. Climp up to Istiklal Street with the help of the Tunnel from the Karakey area or by the funicular located at the Kabatash quay.
2. Done? Now wait for the tram and go inside.
3. Pay the entrance fee and borrow a place by the window.
4. After riding in the tram, exit at any stop and visit one of many restaurants in this area.
Where to do?
European part of Istanbul with magnificent buildings in modern style, fashion boutiques, restaurants and cafes, as well as the famous tram.10
Location: The district is located in the European part of Istanbul on the banks of the Bosphorus and Golden Horn bay.
When to do?
The tram runs from 07:00 am to 08:00 pm.
Tips and hints
A trip on the historic tram in the evening, with the dim light of old lamps, light shaking and knocking of the wheels will seem even more romantic.
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