Best Parks in Istanbul

BEST PARKS IN ISTANBUL

 

 

 

Istanbul… a wonderful metropolis and a place where you can find everything you are looking for! Even the tranquility of Mother Nature, through its magnificent parks!

Visit some of the best parks in Istanbul and calm your souls with a walk among beautiful flowers and nice views…

 

Gulhane Park

Gulhane Park

The oldest public park and the most visited one in Istanbul. Located in the historical peninsula on the grounds of the Topkapi palace, was once the hunting place for the Ottoman Sultans and the outer garden for the royal court. With the south entrance being the larger gate of the palace, this park offers a variety of gardens, pools and a beautiful environment! At the end of the path, you can admire the amazing views to the Bosphorus sitting at an open air cafe. During April, the park becomes a wonderful place full of colorful tulips, for the Tulip festival

 

Emirgan Park

Emirgan Park

The most famous and largest park in Istanbul. A public garden and one of the most remote ones, located at the Sariyer district of the city. Overlooking the amazing Bosphorus, offers not only a vast assortment of flora and fauna but also ponds, fountains, three public pavilions, jogging tracks and a playground. A historical place, which during the Byzantine era was covered with cypress trees and known as “Kyparades” or “Cypress Forest”. In April becomes an unbelievable scenery, taking part to the Tulip festival

 

Yıldız Park

Yildiz Park

One of the most beautiful and lovely parks in Istanbul, located at the Besiktas district very close to the Ciragan Palace. A historical park, constructed by Sultan Selim III in memory of his mother. At first it was a forest but with the passage of the years became the private imperial hunting ground for the Ottoman Sultans. During the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II, rare flowers and trees were imported from all over the world, which created the Royal garden. The park offers not only panoramic view to the Bosphorus but also two old pavilions, Cadir and Malta pavilion, waterfalls and ponds!

 

Belgrad Park

Belgrad Park

The park with the most lush greenery! A wonderful place, located at the Sariyer district, making it the most distant park in Istanbul. During the reign of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, the forest was of great strategic importance as the main source of water for the city. For this reason, there are many historic aqueducts on the way to the park. It took its name from the fact that thousands of Serbians deported from Belgrade to Istanbul, when the first fell to the Ottomans. An amazing place, ideal for running, picnic, walks and relaxation. Contains 2000 foreign and native plant varieties, the Ataturk Arboretum and ruins of the Belgrade village

 

Macka Park

Macka Park

A small park also known as Demokrasi Park, located on a slope which lies near Dolmabahce Palace, providing an overall view to Bosphorus. The perfect outdoor escape, very close to Taksim, providing a cable car-teleferik for a ride above the park while admiring the city! This place is ideal either for exercise or for relaxing, as it provides children playgrounds, cafes and restaurants. A pleasant place, with wide roads, wooden benches and lovely paths, where you can wander around with your family and kids

 

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