Taksim Square is one of the most important squares of Istanbul. There is a Republic monument in the middle of the square. Transportation is provided by the metro passing under the square. The square is the meeting place of those who come here.
Taksim is one of the most important touristic places in Istanbul with its entertainment and cultural venues. There is always a lively nightlife. Istiklal street, which extends from the square to the tunnel, is the favorite entertainment street. Nostalgic tram passes on Istiklal Street, which is closed to vehicle traffic. This street has ancient buildings, cinemas, theaters, art workshops, exhibition halls, bars, discos and cafes. Some of the buildings on the street have restaurants with wonderful Bosphorus views on the rooftops.
There is 24 hours movement in Taksim. Kebab shops selling döner kebab food at the entrance of the square are open day and night. Night clubs do not close until the morning hours.
Taksim Republic Monument, Gezi Park, Atatürk Cultural Center, Atatürk Library are among the must-see places.
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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum: It is one of the fantastic places for visit on the Istiklal Street.
Istiklal Street: It is the most famous street of Istanbul. There are options for shopping, walking, eating, entertainment, all of them.
Historical Passages: Taksim has the oldest beautiful passages. These; Atlas Passage, Aleppo Passage, Aznavur Passage, Hazzopulo Passage, Marquise Passage, Flower Passage, Syrian Passage, El-Hamra Passage and European Passage are places where you can find everything you are looking for at affordable prices. There are many options from souvenirs, clothes, jewelers, bookstores.
Mosques and Churches: Among the most important mosques and churches of Taksim: Antuan Church, Hüseyin Ağa Mosque, Cihangir Mosque, Firuzağa Mosque, St.Louis French Latin Church, Ayios Nikolaos Orthodox Church, Galata Armenian Church, St.Benoit Church and Avios Panteleimon Church.
Entertainment Venues: We can say that Istanbul is the heart of night life for Taksim and its surroundings; From Rakı - places where you can fish, to clubs where you can dance, from stylish restaurants to shabby cafes, everything is available here. There are Asmalimescit, Nevizade, Çiçek Pasajı, Küçük Beyoğlu, Cihangir, İstiklal Caddesi, Tunnel, Galata, Algerian Impasse.
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