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Konak Square

Izmir, Turkey
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Ranked #14 of 90 Attractions in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Parks
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Canberra
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This is a traditional meeting place that has been very well set up to match a modern city, an amazing blue water feature is a key element of the square.

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Iconic central landmark in Izmir, but nothing great except a few structures and statuettes. Maybe a quick walk past while exploring the city is more than enough!

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UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I liked the buzz of this place and the feeling of space. A real taste of Izmir life. When I was there it seemed to be for locals rather than tourists, which personally I prefer. Nothing I didn't like.

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I believe this is Izmir's largest square, where one can people watch while relaxing on a bench. The main attraction on this square is an ornate clock tower built by a French architect Raymond Charles Père 1901. There is also a beautiful small mosque on the square.

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Athens, Greece
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74 reviews 74 reviews
23 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Konak square is one of most important squares of the city of Izmir, situated close to the sea and Kemeralti market. In the surrounding area you can find a lot of cafes, restaurants and shops. On the square you can admire Saat Kulesi (the really picturesque Clock Tower) and a very nice small mosque. If you are in Izmir, this... More

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Sintra
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239 reviews 239 reviews
71 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

A very large public place with stores, restaurants and places to seat or enjoy the good weather one can find the Clock Tower and the famous Mosque. Not much else to see, but the atmosphere is lively and this is were a lot of people come to socialise.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Nothing exiting or fun, just a public areas for people to hang out. Lots of kids hanging out and couples cuddling. Other then that it was okay for a breath of fresh air.

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Nairobi
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We'll preserved place with a mix of old buildings with new development and the walk .. If u in Izmir it's a visit u must not miss

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Santa Rosa, California
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30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Konak Square, with it's distinctive clock tower and mini-mosque, is a central meeting point for Izmir's locals. We did find a bakery across the square to try out some local snacks, and a great place to buy the best Turkish delight i have ever tasted.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The heart of the city--get a sense of the pace and people of izmir. This is a good meeting spot or people watching post. The spectacle is enhanced by the bird seed vendors and children feeding pigeons. The clock tower is unlike any other, and a lovely little mosque is tucked into the corner. The commuter ferry, metro, taxis, and... More

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