Today we have a long itinerary and we start by taking the tram from Sultanahmet to Kabatas and changed to a funicular to Taksim. It’s not for what Taksim Square has been in the news regarding the huge demo sometime ago that we are here, but rather to go to Istiklal street, the most happening street in Istanbul.
View of commercial area across the Monument.
The funicular service from Taksim to Tunel. In the background is the Istiklal street.
The funicular going round Taksim Monument to go back to Tunel.
Start of Istiklal street from Taksim. Notice the tram’s track.