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Taksim Square

Open Now: 00:00 - 23:59
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“gezi park”(17 reviews)
“modern istanbul”(32 reviews)
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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Gumussuyu Mh. | Beyoglu, Istanbul 34437, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked and walked and walked...and were sorely disappointed. There is a nice statue in the middle...Burger King and McDonalds are nearby. We thought it would be of the order of Plaza Mayor in Lima or Madrid. Nope.

Thank Mar J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Till the end of October an interesting and educational festival will be open on the square presenting various skilled local artisans. A lady is selling hand embroidered broches and other jewellery, a gentleman is making pictures of Istanbul sceneries by carving holes, filling them with...More

Thank Heli P
Reviewed 4 days ago

square is always full & busy specially in night and weekends , amazing place with lots of restaurants , cafes around it , easy to get to by Istanbul Funicular line , near to Istiklal st. and you may find whatever you're looking for near...More

1  Thank AtheerAlwaili
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Weather was chilled. We visited around 9 pm. Atmosphere was electric. Shopping places were still open. Very busy place. We bought our phone SIM from vodafone. And had a dinner at cafe. Afterwards Starbucks is also there from there we had coffee. Overall great atmosphere....More

Thank Shazib A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taksim square was a unique experience for me. Its so busy and so many many different people around you yet its so safe ,even for a solo female traveler. Nobody interferes with you ,everyone goes about their business. I was there during a festival with...More

Thank simonen1889
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The square and the Istiklal Street leading off its South west corner are a must see for Istanbul. The people, the restaurants, bars, shops and street musicians make it a very vibrant and exciting area.

Thank Roddy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taksim square is full of people any part of the day or night. Especially in the night past midnight also you see throng of people walking by busy talking, shopping , stopping by to hear the music or other activities going on the street. The...More

Thank alwynjerrya
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my 1st time traveling to Turkey, Istanbul. So 1st day we went to taksim and it was all about shopping. There were Local shops and most of brand shops that we are familiar with like (Zara, H&M, Mango, Next and Koton). The clothes,...More

2  Thank Queen070
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Felt unsafe here at night. It’s seedier than the rest of Istanbul and is filled with people day and night

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed hopping off the bus here and taking a long walk down to the bottom after a coffee and some pastries. It is absolutely packed though, so be sure to carry your belongings close and not to be distracted. Enjoyable shopping in the...More

Thank Bhurki-foodie
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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
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Juls S
6 September 2018|
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Response from Sam B | Reviewed this property |
To tell you the truth, I haven't seen any restaurants that offers what you have mentioned in your question, that's even worth mentioning, or even offer what your looking for, if you do find one of that caliber, worth... More
Anibal P
4 September 2018|
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Response from Samer Z | Reviewed this property |
About 15 turkish lira (2 EURO), and there is a trip ever half hour.
Salsabil K
1 September 2018|
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Response from RayD1589 | Reviewed this property |
Mysuite (aparthotel). It's about a 15min walk to Taksim square. Was clean, inexpensive and the manager is very helpful. Enjoy