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Beyazit Square

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Beyazit Square.

Beyazit Square features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Istanbul City Guide5-day Istanbul City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Grand open space
  • Istanbul's principal meeting place

Time required: 15 minutes

Public transport:

  • Tram Line T1: Beyazit stop

Address: Beyazit Square

Things you need to know:

  • Beyazit Square is a spacious square next to the Grand Bazaar. Officially it is called Hürriyet Meydanı, meaning "Freedom Square"
  • The square used to be Istanbul's main meeting place for centuries. It stands on the site of the ancient Roman Forum Tauri
  • The gate between two Turkish flags is the main entrance of the University of Istanbul. The university campus was built as the Ottoman War Ministery, hence its fortress-like appearance
  • The mosque is called Bayezid II Mosque commissioned by Sultan Bayezid II. It was the second largest imperial mosque erected after the conquest of Constantinople

What to do there:

  • Walking towards the Grand Bazaar take a look at the impressive Beyazıt Mosque and Istanbul University's main gate

Beyazit Square features in these preplanned City Guides: