Today, Taksim Square buzzes with activity day and night. With Istiklal Caddesi, the city’s main pedestrian thoroughfare, ending in the square, it is surrounded by shops, restaurants and high end hotels, making it a popular gathering spot for locals and tourists alike. Over the years, it has also been home to numerous public celebrations, parades and demonstrations.
In the center of the square, you’ll find the Monument of the Republic, constructed in 1928 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Turkey after the Turkish War of Independence. Also located on the square is the Ataturk Cultural Center, a multi-purpose cultural center and opera house that is home to the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, the Istanbul State Modern Folk Music Ensemble and the Istanbul State Classical Turkish Music Choir.
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Experience Istanbul’s iconic attractions with a sightseeing pass that truly opens the door to the city. Gain skip-the-line entry to the Hagia Sophia and ... Read more
Duration: 2 months