Taksim Square & Republic Monument
Square in Istanbul, Turkey
Fanning out from Taksim Square with its Republic Monument, Taksim is a busy nightlife, shopping and dining district. Vintage trams trundle along Istiklal Caddesi, the city’s main pedestrian boulevard, which is lined with 19th-century buildings housing international shopping chains, movie theaters and cafes. A dense web of side streets contains bars, antiques shops, and rooftop eateries with Bosphorus views.
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Taksim, Beyoğlu District, Istanbul, Turkey
Bus: Most buses from almost all over Istanbul's European Side use Taksim as the last stop. Metro : M2 (Taksim Station) Funicular: F1 from Kabataş Nostalgic Tram: T1 from Beyoğlu Tunnel