Bagdat Caddesi is a very long avenue on the Asian side of Istanbul which runs 6 km from Bostanci to Kiziltoprak, almost parallel to the coastline of the Sea of Marmara, within the district of Kadikoy. This avenue is very busy with full of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Locals prefer taking a walk and window shopping. Recently it is even more comfortable after the widening of pedestrian walkways. You can find all famous brands of shops and every type of restaurants here. The most busy part of the avenue is between Saskinbakkal and Caddebostan.
Bagdat Caddesi is a well-known street situated in an upper-class area of Istanbul, on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. The street was the location of a road from Constantinople that lead into Anatolia during Byzantine times, as well as during the reign of the Ottoman empire. It is thought that the road was given it's current name after the Ottomans regained control of Baghdad, in present-day Iraq, in 1638. Nowadays, Bagdat Caddesi is one of the most popular streets in all of Istanbul, known for the many posh restaurants, cafes, shops, and nightlife spots that parallel it. The street itself is only a couple of lanes wide, running one-way. But the sidewalks that run alongside it are very wide, able to accommodate the many people that walk up and down them. The area around Bagdat is also one of the most trendy places in the city to live. You will see several modern apartment buildings alongside the street, and scores of beautiful homes located in the vicinity. This is an excellent place to check out, maybe have a meal or just some tea at a cafe, and even do some serious shopping (or window shopping if the wallet is a little tight!).
No...No .. it has nothing to do with the Capital of Iraq.. it is just the name of the most famous street of Istanbul..
Bagdat caddesi is located on the asian side of Istanbul.. The main street of the residential area.. A oneway street full of shopping malls, Restaurants, Coffee shops, Elegant stores,Luxury car dealers, Banks and many many more.. The street is a bit like narrow looking of Champ Elysee...
Bagdat caddesi is also a good place to tour around and make window shopping.. Although there is no ground to be like a square, it is also the meeting point of youngs.. On weekends and summer the street is full with youngs who are spending their spare times at cofeeshops, on the banks or elsewhere..
There are quiet number of shopping alternatives at the street.. All famous brands have their brandshops and also some smaller shops with very reasonable cheap prices.. Street sellers are also available and they are credited from the municipality.. Many people call bagdat street as a big open air shopping mall.. And that shall be the reality..
While touring on the street sometimes you can also spot open air Fair shows.. Such as Ford Ka was presenting their new cars on the street.
Bagdat street from one end to the other is around 10 km, however the main spots are between Suadiye district and Erenkoy district..