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Taksim Square, Istanbul

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Taksim Square represents the heart of the city. The square acts as a transportation hub, with the central station of the metro network here, connecting important districts in the Turkish capital. The bustling, cosmopolitan Istiklal Street ends at this square. Discover important sites of Turkish culture and heritage, like the Monument of the Republic commemorating the fifth anniversary of Turkey's independence, and Ataturk Cultural Center, where concerts, operas, meetings, and exhibitions take place. Add Taksim Square to your Istanbul travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Istanbul online trip itinerary builder.
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  • Terrible, fight broke out while we were there, almost got picked pocketed, too many people. Don’t waste your time here. This place is also very dirty. I was staying in an Airbnb here but had to... 
    Terrible, fight broke out while we were there, almost got picked pocketed, too many people. Don’t waste your time here. This place is also very dirty. I was staying in an Airbnb here but had to...  more »
  • Taksim Square must be one of the most overrated places I have been to. It is crowded, unsafe, and full of beggars. Before traveling to Istanbul, I thought it would be the Turkish equivalent of Oxford....  more
    Taksim Square must be one of the most overrated places I have been to. It is crowded, unsafe, and full of beggars. Before traveling to Istanbul, I thought it would be the Turkish equivalent of Oxford....  more »

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