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"Taksim Square, also known as Taksim Meydanı, is one of the most important squares in Istanbul's Beyoğlu district. The square is home to major tourist attractions like Taksim Gezi Park, Taksim Mosque, Atatürk Cultural Center, and the Republic Monument. Taksim Square has been a significant public space since the Ottoman era. It played a key role in the city's modernization and Westernization during the 19th century. Throughout the 20th century, Taksim Square witnessed many political and social events. Today, Taksim Square is a top tourist destination in Istanbul. Thousands of local and international tourists visit the square daily. Its vibrant atmosphere, historical sites, and tourist attractions make Taksim Square one of Istanbul's most iconic landmarks."
"Considered the heart of modern Istanbul, Taksim Square is one of the city’s main tourist attractions and cosmopolitan hubs. Here, you can find a variety of restaurants, bars, clubs, theaters and shopping stores. At the center, the Republic Monument, built in commemoration to the Republic of Turkey, is the gathering point for many national holidays such as New Year’s Eve. You can also visit the iconic Taksim Mosque, and look out for the unique trams that pass by the square."
"(EN) The square is flanked to the south by The Marmara Hotel, to the east by the Atatürk Cultural Centre, to the north by Gezi Park and to the west by Taksim Mosque. (ES) La plaza está flanqueada al sur por el Hotel Marmara, al este por el Centro Cultural Atatürk, al norte por el Parque Gezi y al oeste por la Mezquita Taksim."

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