Explore Taksim Square
Book an Istanbul hotel in Taksim Square, with Hotels.com. Busy Taksim Square is the hub of modern Istanbul and is the main shopping and entertainment area. Edge past the crowds to walk down shopping street Istiklal Caddesi, which runs off Taksim Square. Shop for Turkish music, high-street fashions and jewellery, or sip tea at outdoor tables. Located in Istanbul’s modern European side, Taksim Square is home to many of Istanbul’s best hotels, as well as near Istanbul Modern gallery and Galata Tower. Hotels.com offers a range of accommodation near Taksim Square, which has a busy network of buses, plus the Metro (underground) station. Taksim Square is 35 minutes from Atatürk Airport by the non-stop Havaş airport bus, and 20 minutes by funicular and tram to Sultanahmet. Enjoy a late breakfast at a café overlooking Taksim Square, a wonderful people-watching spot, then take a closer look at the landmark arch-shaped Republic Memorial.