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Symbol of the Republic

This statue has an important symbolic meaning for the people in Turkey. Located in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Istanbul, Turkey
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Every person that comes to Taksim Square can see the Monument to the Republic. It depicts the... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This statue has an important symbolic meaning for the people in Turkey. Located in the middle of the Taksim Square, it depicts the style of its era. It was built in 1928. The sculptor who designed it was Italian, Pietro Canonica and two important Turkish...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 31, 2019

Republic Monument is located in Taksim Square and mostly used for meeting with people. The statue is not artistic himself however a symbol of Turkish independence with their leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Not a-must-see landmark however if you visit Taksim it will not harm to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

Every person that comes to Taksim Square can see the Monument to the Republic. It depicts the development, or the two sides, of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk: soldier and statesman. Mostly a lot of people walk around the monument taking photos from all directions, and mostly...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018

This monument represents the modern Republic of Turkey and its founder Ataturk. Located at the busy Taksim square, there is always something interesting to see around.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mariya K
Reviewed May 16, 2018

This is a worthwhile monument to see. It is very important and forms a rallying point for protests in Taksim Square. It has been beautifully constructed and is a worthy monument to such an important figure in Turkey's history.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sus1952
Reviewed December 17, 2016

This monument in Taksim Square has Ataturk as its central figure. On one end it is Ataturk the soldier in a uniform facing east. The other side facing west it is Ataturk the politician in a suit.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed October 16, 2016

An average monument,nothing out of common on it.You'll see it if you take a walk on Istiklal street towards Taksim square.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank zuv
Reviewed April 15, 2016

The Republic Monument was built in Taksim Square in 1928, to symbolise the newly created republic. The marble/stone structure with bronze statues was designed by an Italian sculptor. Ataturk, as expected is the centerpiece of this monument. A lot of locals pose for photographs in...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank percyvakil
Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

This statue is in the middle of Taksim square. If you happen to be there you will see it, so it is part of the "package"

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank drjsaleh
Reviewed March 14, 2016

This monument is a famous photo spot of Taksim Square. Whenever I visit Istanbul, I come this square and take some pictures here. There are many people wandering around this monument. The statue of Ataturk is seen on one side of the monument.

Date of experience: March 2016
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