Taksim Square is in Istanbul, Turkey and is a major shopping, tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops and hotels. Taksim lives at night. In daytime, it is mostly a shopping center, but once the sun goes down, it wears a totally different suit.
People from all around the area and sometimes across the Bosporus Bridge pour in, filling the clubs and streets. It is over-crowded on weekends, and that is when you can find all the tourists, who come for the food, outdoor entertainment and the pubs and clubs.
The area is always patrolled by the police for security, and there are 24/7 places to grab a sandwich.
The square is situated in the European Part of Istanbul. Nearby is İstiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue) shopping street and it’s the main square for large public events and new years eve celebrations. Located at Taksim Square is also Atatürk Cultural Center (Atatürk Kültür Merkezi) and the Monument of the Republic (Cumhuriyet Anıtı).
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