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Taksim Square, Istanbul

(2.2/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
Taksim Square represents the heart of the city. The square acts as a transportation hub, with the central station of the metro network here, connecting important districts in the Turkish capital. The bustling, cosmopolitan Istiklal Street ends at this square. Discover important sites of Turkish culture and heritage, like the Monument of the Republic commemorating the fifth anniversary of Turkey's independence, and Ataturk Cultural Center, where concerts, operas, meetings, and exhibitions take place. Plan to visit Taksim Square during your Istanbul vacation using our convenient Istanbul vacation trip planner.
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  • I recommend to go to walk to the pedestrian street of İstiklal... There can find wide variety of food, cafes and restaurants as well as shops if you like walk showcases... Mid-level quality of products rather focusing on University taste... In the square there is a monument of Ataturk, father of all Turks and the village next to the representing independence... This Gezi Park playing square by notre, a little green bit remaining, had been manifestations place 3 years ago...
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  • Mediocre Hotel 4 stars but in my opinion he deserves 2 stars taxis to avoid in Istanbul they are thieves
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  • No special reason to go there. Local transport hub, restaurant like in other places not necessarily beter or cheaper than in historic centre. Nowhere to sit down in the square.  more »