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“Taksim Takes The Lead”
Review of Taksim Park

Taksim Park
Ranked #120 of 1,138 things to do in Istanbul
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Owner description: Originally built as an artillery barracks and then used as a stadium, this area became an urban park in 1940.
Reviewed May 14, 2014

When visiting Istanbul one tends to rush to SultanAhmet to see the historical places which are closely located in SultanAhmet. Once one sees the famous palaces, Church & Mosques one likes to get out of history-mode and visit the modern side of Istanbul. This is where Taksim square takes over which is a nice mix of historic& modern Turkey. Just walk down on the Istiklal street and you would see the usual hustle-bustle of any modern city in Europe or north Merica for that matter. Surprisingly Taksim area restaurants, Hammams, transports are cheaper than what you pay for same service in SultanAhmet. From Taksim square you can easily access to any part of Istanbul as all mode of transportation is easily & cheaply available. Walking from one end to the last on Istiklal street is a must if you want to take in sights, sound & sophistication of Istanbul. Its a pleasure to see all big three religions Christianity, Judaism and Islam existing side by side with mutual respect and tolerance. You shall see Ataturk's hallmark everywhere you go in Istanbul and beyond, and this tells you how far Turkey has progressed. If you want to have best of both, historic& modern Istanbul then Taksim square is the place you must visit and stay a few days.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

While you are in Taksim area for any reason,you must have a call at this green park for sometime as this is the best part of Taksim area with so green colour.Trees and planted flowers are making this park very good spot for gathering.However needs to be cared more clean by the service and cleaning staff on regular basis day and night due to the huge number of visitors.Nice spot to visit.Recommended.

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Reviewed April 11, 2014

the park is normal and average, nothing much to see, and not that big
small plat ground where the kids can have fun

nice to rest for a while after a long walk in Taksim streets

Thank NouranYa
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is the main square on the heart of Istanbul, beautiful place to hang out, full of restaurants and stores to shopping, you can also take a ride with the tram crossing taksim from 1 side to another. I totally reccomended, if you come to istanbul, you most stop by.

Thank RaphaelGG
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

It is close to bus station, metro and tramvaj station. It is a big square, hard to miss but nothing to see there. Only thing worth visiting there is Simit sarayi (restaurant with turkish specialty sesamy bread with cheese and tomatoes and my advice with ayran- turkish yoghurt).

Thank lora668
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