Taksim Square

Taksim Square, Istanbul: Hours, Address, Taksim Square Reviews: 3.5/5

Taksim Square
3.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
This city square is the heart of the modern section of Istanbul. Many hotels and restaurants can be found here, and it is also the gathering place for locals to celebrate New Year's Eve.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Beyoglu
Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
How to get there
  • Taksim • 1 min walk
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3.5
2,682 reviews
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StotheN
Toulouse, France241 contributions
A big square in Istanbul
Jul 2021
Very busy and a social square in the middle of European side of Istanbul. Everything convenient is right next to this square, Isthiklal street starts here and goes till Karakoy.
Written 28 July 2021
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SJM Jordan
Amman, Jordan100 contributions
A good walk to see Istanbul
Jun 2021
It is a nice experience, good for both shopping and sightseeing. Many nice restaurants and shops to visit.
Written 29 June 2021
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barcaranger
Andorra la Vella, Andorra1,473 contributions
Concrete Eyesore
May 2021 • Couples
I suppose you have to go as it’s famous but in reality it’s a monstrous concrete eyesore which offers very little apart from open space and is frequented but ladies and boys of the night . It’s also one of the few areas in Istanbul that really isn’t safe at night . Most of the top hotels are in this area but do yourself a favour give them a miss if you are in sultanAhmet where you can walk everywhere and it’s extremely safe at night.
Written 28 June 2021
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marina
Amman, Jordan33 contributions
Good day
May 2021 • Couples
It was a good day spent there before Covid-19 near to Taksim square snd the metro. Helpful sty but very noisy in the early morning because it is very near to taksim square.
Written 10 June 2021
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Lilia
Russia1 contribution
still worth seeing.
Dec 2020
Very crowded but still worth a visit. great place, you can find anything you want on the spot. The nostalgic air of getting up and down from Istiklal Street almost fascinates you. simply great.
Written 23 January 2021
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Explore21
Dubai, United Arab Emirates19 contributions
Good
Feb 2020 • Couples
Good place to visit in Istanbul for walking, shopping and even having a meal, what I don’t like that some people behave badly and a lot of people keep asking money and road is dirty, a place like this must looks much better
Written 16 January 2021
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Maruf Subhani
Karachi, Pakistan3,182 contributions
Taksim square never sleeps
Oct 2020 • Couples
My advice to all travelers if you come Istanbul booked your hotel in taksim area because taksim square alive day and night. Very beautiful walking street bakery shops garments outlets ice cream parlor burgers franchises hotels appartments Turkish delicious delight shops and many many other multinational franchises are in this street. Old little tram is another attraction
Written 8 November 2020
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MatthiasAmmann
Montevideo, Uruguay85 contributions
walk to this place to enjoy it most
Nov 2020
City center, classic must go to place. Walked all the way here from my hotel, felt like this added a lot to the experience. Very safe and clean
Written 8 November 2020
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slikback
usa132 contributions
Full of Life
Oct 2020
Easily accessible by public transport. A starting point for the shopping street and a lot of life. It is a winne to see so many people so peaceful side by side, many restaurants and shops. No visit without this place.

Written 6 November 2020
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mr-viktor-k
6 contributions
Center of the city center
Oct 2020 • Couples
Taksim square is the most central point of Istanbul metropolitan. There are many beautiful streets like istiklal with lots of restaurants, shops, night clubs and many other attractions. The only cons I would say is there are lots of tourists and you should be aware of the scammers.
Written 2 November 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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