"TAKSIM SQUARE & ISTIKLAL CADDESI" Taksim Square Tip by balhannah
Taksim Square, Istanbul: 35 reviews and 71 photos
I arrived at this square at the large busy Bus Station.
From what I could see, there wasn' a lot here, other than the Independence Monument (1928)which commemorates the Turkish Republic's founder, Kemal Ataturk, in both his roles, as military commander-in-chief and as statesman and other heroes.
There is a garden and Roundabout for the nostalgic Tram to head back to Tunel Square. The Old Tram rattles and rolls its way the whole 1.5kms of Istiklal Caddesi, amongst hundreds of people. It stops halfway at Galatasaray Square, easily recognizable by the gates to Galatasaray High School.
Istiklal pedestrian street has many bars, night clubs and movie theatre, Boutiques, Cafes, Restaurants, Galleries and more for all your shopping needs.
As well as all this, there are some nice Churches, Fish Bazaar, Museums, Turkish Bath and the Galata Tower nearby.
Address: Taksim Myd, Gümüssuyu Mh., 34400 Beyoglu/Istanbul, Turkey
Directions: Beyoglu District - Taksim to Galata
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