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Shanadar Park, Erbil

(4.1/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
One of the finest parks in Erbil, Shanadar Park offers a green getaway from the busy streets and the crowds. Relax and unwind in the quiet park on the shaded benches, or go to one of the restaurants and cafes for a refreshing drink and meal. Enjoy the maintained gardens featuring a variety of plant species, and the small, clean lake in the middle. Head to the onsite art gallery, where you can learn about the local artists and admire their works. Put Shanadar Park on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Erbil travel itinerary planner.
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  • This is a large park with among others a viewing tower and a small lake. It is probably very nice in summer, but when I visited on a weekday in December, not a lot was going on. 
  • I really love Shanader not because of it is a park but for its art gallery. Painting and books You can by photo magazine, post card, paining and also sit and eat tea. 
  • nice green area to relax , and the art gallery is a nice touch with many traditional work placed around the park 
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  • Perfect place for a stroll and several places to eat and drink. Some unexpected bits of hidden architectural history!
  • Shanidar Gallery in side of Shanidar park. every is open from 9 am to 12 pm.
  • its ok worth visiting just once
  • Great park to visit usually crowded of people. Can spend a great time there as walking. Has a nice view as well as lake ti check out.
  • A medium sized park situated close to the city centre. Entrance is covered with security and people trying to sell drinks and snacks. The park itself is crowded but quite clean with cable cars overhead. Recommended for a nice walk