Attractions in Taksim

Attractions in Taksim You Must Visit

Taksim is one of the neighborhoods you cannot miss visiting when coming to Istanbul. Millions of tourists come from all over the world to visit Taksim. Here are the most famous attractions in Taksim you must visit during your next trip to Istanbul.

Taksim Square

Taksim Square Attractions in Istanbul

Taksim square is a tourist destination for many world tourists, because of its location in the city center, and it contains many historical, tourist, and archaeological places, in addition to hotels and restaurants.

Taksim Square is the preferred place for public gatherings; to celebrate occasions, such as the New Year, the square includes a market that witnesses events, art exhibitions, activities for children, book fairs, and others for handicrafts. The market is rarely devoid of any activities, which increases the vitality of the place.

The square also includes a monument to the Turkish Republic and Liberation and Victory Day, and people usually gather to take pictures in front of it.

Istiklal Street

Istiklal Street Attraction in Taksim

Istiklal Street extends from Taksim Square to the Karakoy area, and it is one of the most famous streets in Istanbul. The Nostalgic Tramway runs through the street, and it dates back about a hundred years, like most of the houses and buildings on the street, such as the Domed Church and the Hussein Agha Mosque; in addition to modern tourist places such as the famous wax museum “Madame Tussauds”, which opened about four years ago, and includes wax statues of various famous people in Turkey and the world.

In addition to a large number of different cafes and restaurants that provide dishes from Turkey and from all over the world to satisfy all tastes.

Galata Tower

Galata Tower

Galata Tower is one of the most famous places for tourism in Turkey and one of the most famous attractions in Taksim that is recommended to be visited during tourism tours in Istanbul because of its location and a distinct view of the city and its coast, in addition to its long history dating back to the era of Roman civilization, where it was established for the first time during the fifth century.

The tower was reconstructed again during the Ottoman era, specifically the middle of the 14th century and the beginning of the 15th century, after a major fire, and was used as a prison and astronomical observatory for several centuries before turning into a tourist attraction.

Galata Tower consists of 9 floors, approximately 67 meters above ground level and 35 meters above sea level, and includes an elevator to transport visitors to its upper floors, which is taken up after the second floor.