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Gulhane Park, Istanbul

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Once an outer garden of Topkapı Palace, Gulhane Park at one time was opened only to the sultan and his harem. Today you, too, can picnic under the shade of trees that date back to the 1800s. Visit a hillside teahouse at the far end of a verdant avenue for views of the bay. On the western edge of the park, the former stable houses the Museum of the History of Science and Technology. Look for the Goths Column, dating from Roman times, which honors a Roman victory over the Goths. Amenities include a big, renovated pool and many kiosks selling snacks, drinks, and ice cream. Use our Istanbul travel itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Gulhane Park and other attractions in Istanbul.
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  • Gulhane (House of Roses) Park is the oldest and one of the largest urban parks in Istanbul. For centuries, the park was the outer garden of the Topkapi Palace, and not open to the public until 1912. A...  more »
  • Beautiful park next to the Topkapi Palace. Ideal to rest a little, there is an interesting Museum of Islamic technology next to him
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  • At the entrance a little to the left there is a lovely fountain-monument/don't know how to properly call. It is a large open book, chances are marble, and it disclosed pages are washed by water! A beautiful work of art.
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  • This a very beautiful park. Gülhane Park was once part of the outer garden of Topkapı Palace. Its a well designed and well maintained park. The south entrance of the park sports one of the larger gates of the palace. It is the oldest and one of the most expansive public parks in Istanbul. Its about one KM park. Mostly from afternoon to evening time people are coming here to visit this beautiful park. The cure kids playing here and there in flowers will bring smile on your face.
  • Beautiful park nearby to many of the attractions. A lovely respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Lots of benches to sit and relax, or space on the grass to have a picnic. The cafe in the middle of the park offers snacks and drinks. The gardens and art are stunning. A good space to take a rest after a busy day in the city.
  • Nice large garden with beautiful roses and long trees. You can enter there at any time with no entrance fees. .. It is near topkapi and sultan Ahmad yard... Inside it there is a Cafe, small kiosk and a unique museum of the history of science and technology in Islam ( museum entrance fees only 10 Tl)... A good choice for those who love nature, quietness and science 😉
  • Very big park and great slopes and landscape areas. The overall atmosphere always great I actually had a nap on the lawn. There were a nice fountain with falling water of letters and shapes
  • A relaxing place in the city. Very crowded in the weekend but nothing to worry about. If you want to rest a bit, then this is the place to go to.
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