Çiçek pasajı (Flower Passage) is on the Istiklal Avenue which is the busiest street in Istanbul. It connects İstiklal Avenue with Sahne Street. You may recognize the passage of the architecture it has when you are walking through the Istiklal avenue. The building was opened in 1876 and used as a spot for local flower-sellers.
Even if the name of the passage is still Flower Passage, today it is a home to many restaurants, taverns and shops. It is a very lively area if it is not rainy. Even if you don’t want to sit in a restaurant or buy something, it is worth to see because of its lovely architecture and fantastic ambiance. If you want to sit in a restaurant, it is recommended to bargain for a fixed price otherwise you can be surprised with the bill. If you are already in Taksim and want to see a lovely and historical place it is a must-see place. It can be a escape from the tiring crowd of Istiklal avenue.