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Taksim Park, Istanbul

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Taksim Gezi Park is an urban park next to Taksim Square, in Istanbul's Beyoğlu district (historically known as Pera.) It is one of the last green spaces in Beyoğlu and one of the smallest parks of Istanbul. In May 2013, plans to replace the park with a reconstruction of the former Taksim Military Barracks (demolished in 1940) intended to house a shopping mall sparked the nationwide 2013 protests in Turkey.HistoryThe Taksim Gezi Park is located at the former site of the Halil Pasha Artillery Barracks, a large square-shaped military barracks complex with an extensive open, drill-ground, which was constructed in 1806 near the "Frank and Armenian burial grounds", or the former Grand Champs des Morts.From 1560 to 1939 the Pangaltı Armenian Cemetery was located on the northern section of today's Gezi Park, at the vicinity of the Surp Agop Hospital. The land plot of the cemetery was confiscated by the Turkish government as part of Henri Prost's plans to build Taksim Gezi Park and it was subsequently demolished in 1939. In 2013, during excavations conducted for the tunnel of Cumhuriyet Avenue as part of the pedestrianization project of Taksim Square, 16 tombstones from the cemetery were discovered.
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  • This comes to the Park every time I leave my cab and concrete stacks a little here between breathing and I trying to find peace, but this is not enough clean and green when it's sad. I wonder why we insist on such central points of the city ıskalanır? Just a little more care and maintenance this is another turn into heaven. In spite of everything around Taksim Square is a good place for a quick breather.
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  • Taksim Gezi Park is an urban park next to Taksim Square, in Istanbul's Beyoğlu district (historically known as Pera.) It is one of the last green spaces in Beyoğlu ...  more »
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  • The Heart of this lovely city 'ISTANBUL', a place where you can have a lot of fun :)
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  • Point of encounter and where you got the funicular f2 splicing with the t1 tram which takes you everywhere. And also the old tram. You have to get the kart istambul. Is the difference of pay 10 lire something that cost 1.68 lire... not be sleep
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  • One of The beat places for me 😍