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Taksim Square in Istanbul

Taksim is the name of a main and central place in Istanbul. Taksim is a multicultural center that lives 24/24 and 7/7, with large flows of people. Taksim Square Istanbul is located in the Beyoğlu district.

Taksim houses the monument of the republic, which was built in 1928 in memory of the creation of the republic, as well as a building for the division of water pipes (which is the origin of the name of taksim, which means “Division” in Arabic) dating from the 19th century.

Taksim is located at the start of the famous Istiklal Caddesi, a long pedestrian street in which a tram travels back and forth.

This pedestrian street (Istiklal Street) is undoubtedly the symbol of the city’s modernity and the meeting place for all young trendy people. Shops of major brands, bars, restaurants, …. here no change of scenery possible, do not hesitate to venture into the perpendicular alleys, you will discover a bunch of small restaurants all more charming than others!

Taksim Square Istanbul is the main transport center and a popular destination for tourists and Stanbouliotes. It is also home to some of the largest hotels in Istanbul, including the Intercontinental Hotels, the Ritz-Carlton and the Hotel the Marmara.

Taksim is also a favorite place for public events and gatherings.

It is an important hub for public transport in Istanbul.

The location of Taksim Square Istanbul received an extra boost on June 29, 2006, when the new funicular connecting Taksim metro station to Kabatas tram and port was opened, allowing passengers to board Taksim in just 110 seconds.

GEZİ PARK is an urban park in Istanbul located in the Taksim district. Its removal was envisaged by the pedestrianization project in Taksim Square Istanbul and generated a protest movement.

Gezi Park is neither one of the most beautiful in the city, nor one of the largest, yet the Stambouliotes are attached to it as to all the green spaces which are not numerous enough in Taksim Square Istanbul.

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