Taksim Square

Discover the vibrant Taksim Square, the central point of metropolitan Istanbul.

Nearby Attractions

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Cicek Pasaji
This famous historic passage originally called the Cité de Péra is a must-see in the city.
Church of St. Anthony of Padua
Is the largest church of the Roman Catholic Church in Istanbul.
Roman Catholic Church Santa Maria Draperis
Is one of the most historic Roman Catholic churches in Istanbul.
Hagia Triada Greek Orthodox Church
It was built in 1880 and is considered the largest Greek Orthodox church in Istanbul today, still in use by the Greek community in the city.
Dolmabahce Palace
Built for the Ottoman sultans to live in once the Topkapi Palace was considered out of fashion, the Dolmabahce Palace lies on the water's edge of the Bosphorus.
One of the city's historic districts, dating back to the Byzantine Empire, the district is now full of cool shops and cafes.

Related Tours

Off the Beaten Path: Taksim to Galata Private Walking Tour
Explore the cultural heart of Istanbul for centuries on a walking tour, where East meets West, and where history meets modernity. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the comforts of a private vehicle throughout the tour, including hotel pick-up and drop-off.  
  • Discover the vibrant Taksim Square - the central point of metropolitan Istanbul.
  • Explore the artistic Cihangir neighbourhood, and enjoy a soft drink & snack on one of Istanbul's most famous rooftops, which boasts spectacular views over the Bosphorus!
  •  Visit the antique district of Çukurcuma where you will be able to find an astounding array of treasures. 
  • Walk both the famed Istiklal shopping street and step off-the-beaten-path to explore small alleys and passageways full of charming eateries, shops and other surprises.
  • Visit the incredible landmark Church of St Anthony of Padua, Istanbul's largest Roman Catholic church.
  • Walk by the  Neve Shalom Synagogue, the largest Sephardic synagogue in Istanbul. 
  • Explore the Galata area, the old Genoese quarter, famed for the Galata Tower and artisanal shops. 
  • Your tour ends at a café, with spectacular views over Istanbul’s Old town, where you can see the Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar or you can enjoy a relaxing transfer back to your preferred location. 

On your private walking tour of Istanbul, you will visit Istanbul’s cultural centre, which remains largely undiscovered by travellers. Enjoy a journey into the vibrant district of Beyoğlu,  where you will explore several of its neighbourhoods, from Taksim to Galata. First, discover Taksim Square, one of the main centres in Istanbul, thronged with locals in cafes. Next, your private guide will help you discover CIhangir, where you will enjoy a respite, along with spectacular views of the Bosphorus. After, enjoy a walk through Çukurcuma, where antiquities and local treats abound. Enjoy meandering through the small streets of Istiklal, where you’ll discover hidden churches, passages, stalls, and taverns. Your tour finishes in the famed neighbourhood of Galata, the old Genoese quarter with its tower looming over the city. While in Galata, your guide will point you in the direction of great food and drink before departing. 



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