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Taksim Square situated in the European part of Istanbul, is a major tourist and leisure district famed for its restaurants, shops, and hotels. It is considered the heart of modern Istanbul, with the central station of the Istanbul metro network.
Istiklal Street (The Independence Avenue)
Istiklal Avenue or Istiklal Street is one of the most famous avenues in Istanbul, visited by nearly 3 million people in a single day over the course of weekends. Located in the historic Beyoğlu (Pera) district, it is an elegant pedestrian street, 1.4 kilometers long, which houses boutiques, music stores, bookstores, art galleries, cinemas, theatres, libraries, cafés, pubs, night clubs with live music, historical patisseries, chocolateries and restaurants.
Galata Tower is a medieval stone tower in the Galata / Karaköy quarter of Istanbul, built by the Genoese in 1348, just to the north of the Golden Horn’s junction with the Bosphorus. One of the city’s most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and offers a panoramic vista of Istanbul’s historic peninsula and its environs.
Tünel (The Tunnel)
Tünel is a short underground railway line in Istanbul. It is an underground funicular with two stations, connecting the quarters of Karaköy and Beyoğlu. The Tünel is the second-oldest subterranean urban rail line in the world after the London Underground (1863).