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5 Most Famous Parks in Istanbul

Turkey is characterized by its picturesque nature and the spread of green spaces everywhere. Of course, this will help the presence of many picturesque gardens full of green trees and flowers. In this report, we will highlight the 5 most famous parks in Istanbul and do not miss the opportunity to visit them while you are in this charming city

Gulhane Park

Parks in Istanbul Gulhane

Gulhane Park is one of the oldest and most beautiful gardens in Istanbul. The garden is located within the boundaries of the historical peninsula behind Topkapi Palace. The garden is one of the wonderful public places that you can visit and enjoy the beauty of its trees and flowers that took its name from it.

During the Ottoman Empire era, Gulhane Park was attached to the Topkapi Palace, but in 1912 the park was opened to the public.

The park can be visited after visiting other historical places in the area, such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Hagia Sophia Mosque, and Topkapi Palace, and you can go to it by tramway and get off at Gulhane Station. It is noteworthy that the park receives visitors daily between 6:00 AM and 10:30 PM.

Yildiz Park

Parks in Istanbul Yildiz

Yildiz Park is located near the famous Yildiz Palace on the European bank of the Bosphorus between Besiktas and Ortakoy areas and is one of the largest parks located in the center of Istanbul, which was opened during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid.

In addition to enjoying the sights of flowers and trees and hearing the chirping of birds, the visitor can also exercise inside the park; it contains many quiet seating areas overlooking the Bosphorus Strait.

The park is easily accessible due to its close location and can be visited at any time during the week. It is reported that pedestrians enter Yildiz Park for free, while vehicles are charged for entry.

Emirgan Park

Emirgan Park

Emirgan Park is located in Sarıyer, on the European side. It is one of the largest public parks in Istanbul and contains more than 100 species of rare trees and flowers, as well as hosting the Turkish Tulip Festival every year.

Emirgan Park is characterized as one of the most beautiful public parks in Turkey due to its unique location, picturesque nature, and containing small palaces, in addition to ponds and fountains.

Atatürk Arboretum

Atatürk Arboretum

Ataturk Park, far from the hustle and bustle of the city, is one of the largest and most beautiful parks not only in Istanbul but throughout Turkey as well. It is located on the European side of Istanbul in the Sarıyer area near the Belgrade Forest.

The park was inaugurated in 1949 by the Directorate of Forestry in Bahçeköy district on a large area of 345 hectares. The garden also includes a diverse and large botanical environment with more than 2000 species of plants and trees brought from many regions around the world.

Bebek Park

İstanbul Rahmi M. Koc Museum - Istanbul Museums

It is located directly on the bank of the Bosphorus in the upscale Bebek neighborhood on the European side of Istanbul and is considered one of Istanbul’s largest green parks with a total area of about 4300 hectares.

Through its privileged location, it gives its visitors the opportunity to sit in the lap of nature and the sea and also provides a suitable opportunity to practice jogging along the Bosphorus.