Mercure Istanbul Taksim Hotel is ten-minute walk away from Taksim, one of the most popular neighbors of Istanbul. Taksim is a vibrant center where you can find entertainment day and night. Taksim Square is the most important square of the city, and has the Republic Monument at its center. Next to the square, there is the former Water Distribution Building, which is now used as a gallery. There you can visit frequent and interesting exhibitions. Taksim also houses the famous Gezi Park, where you can sit on a bench under the trees and find rest in the crowds. Taksim Square marks the beginning of Istiklal Street, which is perfect for shopping, walking, eating and drinking. After you walk or take a taxi from Mercure Istanbul Taksim Hotel to Taksim, you can take the funicular line and go to Kabatas or access to the metro line. You can also walk along Istiklal Street and take the Tunnel to Karakoy.