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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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  • Travel Park is not even up to citizens of protests to a park. . Park maintenance and serious security problem, and development of a place overhaul at night need more lighting.
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  • Just do and see everything in Istanbul. Part of the whole world`s history. We never know for how long this will be still possible. 
  • Strategically located for meeting points or point from which to set out on an adventure. There's a nice cafe nearby. Metro and bus stations. The benches are too low (just like in the rest of Turkey). 
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  • The Heart of this lovely city 'ISTANBUL', a place where you can have a lot of fun :)
  • I think Godfrey place
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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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  • Sounds good
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  • One of The beat places for me 😍