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Taksim Square, the central transportation hub of istanbul, is named after the taksim (distribution point) constructed there in the late 1800s. Today it links the Kabataş funicular  with the metro as well as many bus lines, and it leads to the bustling Istiklal Caddesi. On the southern end of the square stands a large monument, the Istiklal Anıtı, which commemorates the legacy of Atatürk and the establishment of the modern Repbulic of Turkey. On  the northern end of the square is the Atatürk Cultural Center.

Going further north will bring you to Cumhuriyet Caddesi, whıch leads to the trendy neighbourhoods of Harbiye, Elmadağ, Nişantaşı, and Şişli. The northern end of Taksim also hosts a number of upscale hotels, such as The Marmara Hotel Taksim, the Divan Oteli, Ceylan InterContinental, Hyatt Regency Istanbul and The Hilton Istanbul.

To the west is the site of Taksim Park, formerly an artillery barracks for the Ottoman Empire. The Talimhane, or parade ground, north of it, has been converted from a once flat open area to a towering collection of high rise hotels.

To the south of the square is the entrance of Istiklal Caddesi (formerly the Grande Rue de Péra). The heart of İstanbul night life, Istiklal is also the home of many historic attractions and high end stores. It's widespread appeal brings in visitors from far and wide;  at times the volume of pedestrian traffic can be an incredible site to behold! Running along the avenue is a Nostalgic Tram, which brings you from Taksim down to the world's second oldest subway: the Tünel.

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