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Taksim Square

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Address: Gumussuyu Mh. | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34437, Turkey
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This city square is the heart of the modern section of Istanbul. Many...

This city square is the heart of the modern section of Istanbul. Many hotels and restaurants can be found here, and it is also the gathering place for locals to celebrate New Year's Eve.

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Nice place for youth

Taksim Square is a wanderful place, is a place where a lot of youth from Istambul find each other in wandefull coffe bar, restaurants and shoping mall. Is a good place for youth... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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It is in the heart of istanbul.... The area is really great and unique in every thing.... It has metro stations and close to many vital areas in istanbul...., Roses were very attractive at our visit...

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By the four corner of TAKSIM you get directions to,all of the city of Istanbul , all the official events of the different offices of the government are done. Here and especially the ARMY DAYS

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Taksim Square is a wanderful place, is a place where a lot of youth from Istambul find each other in wandefull coffe bar, restaurants and shoping mall. Is a good place for youth people

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe a demonstration would be more fun. Anyway, Istiklal Cd runs off it and there is ALWAYS something happening there.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

full of tourists also some refuges from Arab countries some times we face some beggars it is close to my hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place to be to explore Istanbul. A good starting point and advisable for those who has only few days.. from this place one can maximized the places to visit. The square itself offer lots of historical and touristic place to see. The area has lots of good restaurants. hotels and transportation.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A place where yu can experience true patriotism , You can see confidence,hope and please on every Turk face whenever they are passing by . Must visit place

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Find a good spot to sit, either on the grass or any of the benches for some people watching. An old man will come around selling tea, a young boy will sell packets of tissue...all whilst the hustle and bustle of Istanbul walks past you. Lots of good casual food choices in this area. Try anything here, you can't go... More 

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Sadly it's not the same square it was once .... It was full of history, charm , atmosphere and all that .... Not so much now :((( There's still plenty to do and walk around .... The upmarket town of Nişantaşı, and small side streets all within walking distance of this square... Also big hotels , cafes , restaurants ,... More 

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Really don't know why this should be an attraction! The whole crowd is at Istiklal street , not the square it self which happens to be at one end of Istiklal street I mean your target is Istiklal street , you just have to pass the square

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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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