TaksimIstanbul

Trip time! Discover the cafes, theatre and cathedral in Taksim.

Explore the historic area of Taksim—gourmet restaurants, shopping and popular sights from Taksim Square to Istiklal Avenue.

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Shopping, Cafés and Museums

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Top hotels in Taksim

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Grand Hyatt Istanbul
Grand Hyatt Istanbul
5 out of 5
Harbiye Mah. Taskisla Caddesi No.1, Sisli, Istanbul
£97
per night
16 Nov-17 Nov

Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Macka Park, Ataturk Cultural Center and Acibadem Taksim Hospital. Taksim Square and Istanbul ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (810 reviews)

"Great location and price. Would stay here again for sure"…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019

Grand Hyatt Istanbul
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
5 out of 5
Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Harbiye, Istanbul, Istanbul
£100
per night
3 Nov-4 Nov

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Acibadem Taksim Hospital, Taksim Square and Dolmabahce Palace. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,468 reviews)

"I didn't like the location near the open concert theatre all nights the music is very loud, the pianist in the lobby is not up to the standard of lobby entertainment, service in the lobby is too slow, lack of towels..the staff are friendly and the hotel location is good."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2019

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
InterContinental Istanbul
InterContinental Istanbul
5 out of 5
Asker Ocagi Cad No: 1 Taksim, Istanbul, Istanbul
£92
per night
9 Nov-10 Nov

Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Istanbul Technical University and Taksim Square. Dolmabahce Palace and Istiklal Avenue are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (789 reviews)

"every thing was good except they need to have a curtains over the bathroom tube as the water flash out from the bath tube."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2019

InterContinental Istanbul
Mercure Istanbul Taksim
Mercure Istanbul Taksim
4 out of 5
Omer Avni Mah Inonu Caddesi, No 42 Gumussuyu Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
£60
per night
19 Oct-20 Oct

Located in Taksim, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Taksim Square and City's Nişantaşı Shopping Center. Bomontiada and Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment ...

4.3/5Excellent! (430 reviews)

"Can't really fault anything about this hotel. The location is excellent, 7 mins walk up to Taksim (uphill walk) and 6 mins down to Dolmabache palace, 10 mins to the tram stop. Theres also a bus stop literally opposite the hotel that I used throughout my stay. The room and shower were clean and spacious ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2019

Mercure Istanbul Taksim
The Marmara Pera
The Marmara Pera
4 out of 5
Mesrutiyet Cad. Tepebasi, Istanbul, Istanbul
£64
per night
3 Nov-4 Nov

This family-friendly Istanbul hotel is located on the boardwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Galata Tower and Mixer. Taksim Square and Suleymaniye Mosque are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,199 reviews)

"All went well. Loved staying at the Marmara. It was just what we needed"…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019

The Marmara Pera
Pera Palace Hotel
Pera Palace Hotel
5 out of 5
Mesrutiyet Cad. No. 52, Tepebasi Beyoglu, Istanbul, Istanbul
£134
per night
10 Nov-11 Nov

Located in Taksim, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Pera Museum, Istiklal Avenue and Galata Tower. Istanbul Cruise Ship Terminal is 0.8 mi (1.2 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (734 reviews)

"This is a classic, beautiful property! Service, amenities and location outstanding. My wife was not feeling well for a day and the care and service to make her feel comfortable was much appreciated. Concierge very helpful before and during our visit. Breakfast staff excellent! Only improvement is ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2019

Pera Palace Hotel

Popular things to do in Taksim

Blue Mosque
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Blue Mosque

4.5/5(558 reviews)

The nickname of this 17th-century structure refers to the brilliant color of its tiled interior.

Grand Bazaar
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Grand Bazaar

4.5/5(557 reviews)

Enter the maze of shop-lined streets in one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world to browse hundreds of thousands of hand-crafted objects.

Hagia Sophia
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Hagia Sophia

4.5/5(508 reviews)

Once a church, then a Byzantine cathedral, later a mosque and now a monument, this iconic building is a national treasure.

Topkapi Palace
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Topkapi Palace

4.5/5(440 reviews)

The official residence of the Ottoman sultans for about four centuries is now accessible to the public and home to sacred relics.

Basilica Cistern
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Basilica Cistern

4.5/5(270 reviews)

The “Sunken Palace” is one of the most striking remnants of Byzantine Constantinople and is the largest of hundreds of ancient underground reservoirs in Istanbul.

Suleymaniye Mosque
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Suleymaniye Mosque

4.5/5(217 reviews)

This 16th-century mosque is not only the largest active mosque in Istanbul, but also one of the city’s most symbolic.

Top activities in Taksim

Private Turkish Food Tour with 10 Tastings in Istanbul
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Private Turkish Food Tour with 10 Tastings in Istanbul

£20

Flavorful, traditional, and mouth watering: these words best describe Istanbul’s food scene. Don’t just hear about it, try it on a private tour with a friendly local! Turkish cheese is one of the best! You’ll have a chance to discover why with a cheese platter at a local favorite eatery.

Shore Excursion: Mysterious Istanbul Full-Day Tour
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Shore Excursion: Mysterious Istanbul Full-Day Tour

£48

See the best of Istanbul with your knowledgeable guide. Be sure to take your camera with you to visit famous monuments including the exquisite Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and the Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world.

Private Istanbul Old City Walk - Istanbul Landmarks.
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Private Istanbul Old City Walk - Istanbul Landmarks.

£55

Your private tour guide will meet you at your hotel reception at 09.00 am. Together you will either walk or catch a public transportation to the old city. Private Istanbul Old City Walk is a full day walking tour that covers the main highlights of the city Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and The Grand Bazaar.

Small-Group Culinary Walking Tour of Beyoglu by Night
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Small-Group Culinary Walking Tour of Beyoglu by Night

£87

Beyoglu —also known as Pera, is the cultural heart of the city’s art, cuisine, and entertainment scene. By night the district comes to life; discover the area’s back-streets, sample culinary delicacies, and taste popular local dishes.

Madame Tussauds Istanbul Ticket
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Madame Tussauds Istanbul Ticket

£6

With its headquarters in London and 250 years of history, the world-famous Madame Tussauds Istanbul offers a fun-filled experience for visitors of all ages on Beyoglu Istiklal Street.

Pamukkale Hot Springs Tour from Istanbul by Overnight Bus
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Pamukkale Hot Springs Tour from Istanbul by Overnight Bus

£209

Day 1 - Transfer to Bus Station - Night Bus to Pamukkale We will pick you up from our agency at 19:00 pm transfer to Bus station. Bus will leave from istanbulat 21:00 pm.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Taksim

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Other areas in Istanbul

Beyoglu
Galata Tower which includes a city and heritage architecture

Beyoglu

Known for Cafés, Theatres, Museums

Beyoglu is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like Taksim Square and Galata Tower. See more of Sütlüce Mahallesi by jumping on the metro at Tunel Square Station or Taksim Station.

Galata
Galata Tower which includes a city and heritage architecture

Galata

Known for Urban, Scenery, Cafés

Travellers choose Galata for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Tunel Square Station or Karakoy Station and check out top sights like Galata Tower.

Karakoy
Galata Tower which includes a city and heritage architecture

Karakoy

Known for Shopping, Historical Buildings, Cafés

Travellers choose Karakoy for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Karakoy Station or Tophane Station and check out top sights like Galata Tower.

Eminönü
Rustem Pasha Mosque which includes a bay or harbour, a mosque and a city

Eminönü

Known for Historical Buildings, Cathedrals, Churches

Seaside views interesting history and top sights from Spice Bazaar to Galata Bridge – discover Eminönü, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Sirkeci
Rustem Pasha Mosque which includes a bay or harbour, a mosque and a city

Sirkeci

Known for Castles, Cathedrals, Churches

Spend some time visiting places like Spice Bazaar while getting to know Sirkeci, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Sirkeci Station or Eminonu Station to see more of the area.

Sisli
Sisli, Istanbul, Turkey

Sisli

Known for Cafés, Shopping, Skyscrapers

3.5/5(56 reviews)

Enjoy the popular shops in Sisli. Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Sisli Station or Osmanbey Station to see more of Istanbul.