"Taksim Meydani" Taksim Square Tip by H-TownJourneyman

Taksim Square, Istanbul: 35 reviews and 71 photos

  The Republic Monument in Taksim Square
by H-TownJourneyman

Taksim Square, located near Besiktas, is a large gathering area with many hotels, restaurants, and bars. The square's history dates back to the late 19th century, when it had previously been used as a distribution point for water being brought into the city, then collected here in a large stone reservoir, and dispersed to various parts of Istanbul. The word "taksim" means "branching point", thus how the square got it's name. After the Turkish Republic was founded by Atatürk in 1923, a huge memorial to the Republic was constructed here. It now hosts many parades and state celebrations throughout the year, and it's location at the end of the frequented Istiklal Caddesi, a famous avenue in Istanbul known for it's great shopping, dining, and nightlife, makes Taksim Square a popular area to visit for both locals and visitors alike.

Address: Taksim Myd, Gümüssuyu Mh., 34400 Beyoglu/Istanbul, Turkey
Directions: Located near the center of Istanbul, north of Besiktas
Phone: 00353861603746
Website: http://www.greatistanbul.com/taksim.htm

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 19, 2007
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