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Address: Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Originally built as an artillery barracks and then used as a stadium, this...

Originally built as an artillery barracks and then used as a stadium, this area became an urban park in 1940.

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Urban park next to Taksim

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 ...

Reviewed 22 December 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From this park you can go to four corners of istanbul , very nice to be there in the evening , many poor Turkish people that no have A/C in their homes come here for fresh air

Thank shlomo a
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45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

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 ...

Thank Joseph A
Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Taksim Park History is lovely Always Istanbul a perfect place to visit I love Taksim Park I love Istanbul "If the world were a single state Istanbul would be it's capital."

Thank Hesham977
United Kingdom
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1,135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,112 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

A former site of the military barracks as well as burial grounds, Taksim Gezi Park is a green space surrounding Taksim Square but easily gets mistaken for Taksim Square. Part of the area has been pedestrianised and some of it is now at risk of being redeveloped.

Thank PrestonGuild
Camps Bay, South Africa
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

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.

Thank Marlie d
Czech Republic
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97 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

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).

Thank Jakub Z
Istanbul Province, Turkey
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562 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This park is located at Taksim square. You can walk down the road from Sisli or Nisantasi. You can rest here at the outdoor cafes and watch the passer bys. It is crowded in the afternoons and evenings. You can continue your way down to Istiklal Caddesi from here. It is a nice spot to stop by.

Thank nkohen
Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

after walking toTaksim square from Sultanahmet, we welcomed the rest offered by the outdoor cafes, ice cream and tea.

Thank phil g
London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

a great historic after noon and was free - and got MacD to use as a toilet for cheap drinks I play on the grass etc etc - worth the day out

Thank Paul T
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

It's a very great place for walking and staying. You will enjoy listening to street bands and their music. Also you will be amazed with the huge number of birds around you !

Thank esraahosnym

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Staying in Beyoglu

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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