"TAKSIM SQUARE/TAKSIM MEYDANI" Taksim Square Tip by mtncorg

Taksim Square, Istanbul: 36 reviews and 72 photos

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Tourists might think the former Hippodrome areas west of the Blue Mosque are at the center of the city, but they would be wrong for it is here at Taksim Square the heart of modern Istanbul beats from. This is a main hub in the public transportation network for the city. Some of the best hotels are found here as is the Atatürk Cultural Center. Public events, parades, demonstrations ? they all take place in Taksim.

The name refers to the stone reservoir that used to be here from which water lines for the Istanbul districts on the north side of the Golden Horn used to emanate ? ?Taksim? is an Arabic word meaning ?division? or ?distribution?.

In the center of the square is the Monument of the Republic/Cumhuriyet Anıtı commemorating the 1923 formation of the Turkish Republic. On one side of the monument is Atatürk as a general while on the other side his is portrayed as a statesman.

Address: Taksim Myd, Gümüssuyu Mh., 34400 Beyoglu/Istanbul, Turkey
Directions: Located in the European part of Istanbul, Turkey,
Phone: +353 86 160 3746
Website: http://www.greatistanbul.com/taksim.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 15, 2011
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