Illustrator Map Istanbul Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey, is a vibrant and historically rich city that straddles Europe and Asia. The city is known for its unique geography, with the Bosphorus Strait dividing it into two continents. As such, Istanbul has a complex network of streets and roads that connect its various neighborhoods and landmarks. Some of the principal streets and roads in key areas of the city:

European Side:

  1. Istiklal Avenue (Istiklal Caddesi): A famous pedestrian street in the heart of Istanbul, lined with shops, cafes, and historic buildings. It’s located in the Beyoğlu district.
  2. İnönü Avenue (İnönü Caddesi): Runs through the Sisli district and is a major commercial and business area with shopping centers and offices.
  3. Vatan Avenue (Vatan Caddesi): Connects various neighborhoods and is known for its historical sites, including the Istanbul University.
  4. E-5 Highway: A major highway that runs through the European side of Istanbul, connecting the western and eastern parts of the city.
  5. Kennedy Avenue (Kennedy Caddesi): Located in the Bahçelievler district, known for its shops, restaurants, and residential areas.

Asian Side:

  1. Bagdat Avenue (Bağdat Caddesi): One of the longest shopping streets in the world, on the Asian side. It’s known for its upscale shops, cafes, and restaurants.
  2. Feyzullah Efendi Avenue (Feyzullah Efendi Caddesi): Located in the Kadıköy district, known for its vibrant atmosphere, markets, and cultural activities.
  3. Bostancı Coastal Road (Bostancı Sahil Yolu): Offers beautiful views of the Sea of Marmara and is a popular spot for walking and jogging.
  4. TEM Highway: Another major highway, connecting the Asian and European sides of Istanbul.


  1. Bosphorus Bridge (Boğaziçi Köprüsü): Connects the European and Asian sides of Istanbul, providing stunning views of the Bosphorus.
  2. 15 July Martyrs Bridge (15 Temmuz Şehitler Köprüsü): Formerly known as the Bosphorus Bridge, this is one of the key landmarks in Istanbul.

These are just a few examples, and Istanbul has a vast network of streets and roads that cater to its diverse neighborhoods and districts. The city’s layout is a blend of modern and historic elements, reflecting its rich cultural heritage. We provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date vector maps in Adobe Illustrator, PDF and other formats, designed for editing and printing. Please read the vector map descriptions carefully.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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