Explore Taksim, Istanbul

Attractions & Things to Do & See in & around Taksim...


Taksim is one of the most popular regions of Istanbul.


Taksim Sqaure is a cosmopolitan region, communications hub and an important commercial, entertainment & shopping area for the tourists for having a nice Istanbul city walking tour.

And when it comes to Istiklal Avenue, it is a must for all travelers in Istanbul.

Attractions & Things to Do in & around Taksim - Places to Visit & See in & around Taksim...

Strolling around the Taksim Sqaure, watching the crowd and than passing to Istiklal Avenue and enjoying the lively atmosphere is one of the best things to do in Taksim. Taksim Sqaure is a cosmopolitan region, communications hub and an important commercial, entertainment & shopping area for the tourists for having a nice Istanbul city walking tour.

And when it comes to Istiklal Avenue, it is a must for all travelers in Istanbul. Istiklal Avenue is probably the most famous street and entertainment area in Istanbul. It is a long colorful pedestrian street full of all kind of shops, restaurants, cafes, street shows and it is located by the Taksim Square.

When you come up to Siraselviler Street along Taksim Sqaure, there is also a lively atmosphere here like in Istiklal Avenue. Visitors may see variety of great hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes and historical buildings. And downwards from the Siraselviler Street there it comes the famous neighborhoods of Cihangir (to the left) and Cukurcuma (to the right).


Cihangir is a lovely neighborhood famous for its lively Firuzaga Coffee House. The coffee house is always full during day and night. Cukurcuma is an authentic district of the area that where the visitors may enjoy the lively streets with cafes, art houses and souvenir shops.

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How to Get to Taksim?

Getting to Taksim is very easy as Taksim is the most popular centers of Istanbul. There are many public busses operate to Taksim from many districts of Istanbul. It is possible to access Taksim;
  • From Kadikoy; by public ferries to Besiktas and taking dolmus or busses to Taksim, or taking ferry to Kabatas and than by funicular transport to Taksim,
  • From Uskudar; by public ferries or boats to Besiktas and than taking dolmus or busses to Taksim,
  • From Besiktas, via dolmus or busses,
  • From Bakırkoy, Bostanci and Kadıkoy, via dolmus.


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