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Gulhane Park, Istanbul

4.6
#2 of 82 in Parks in Istanbul
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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  • This is a lovely park situated in down town Istanbul near to the Sultan's Palace. It is well cared for and has numerous pathways and trees, I was there in spring but by summer it must look and feel...  more »
  • This long narrow park between Sultanahmet and the Sea is the cherry on top of the Topkapi palace museum sundae. Loaded with flowers, trees, gamboling puppies, and cats lounging in the sun, you can't.....  more »
  • Nice little park with lots of space to walk. There are herons nesting in the trees and lots of parakeets and other birds to watch. Really nice and quiet in the heart of the city.  more »
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  • You should go to this place in April 15-25. It's great place to enjoy all tulips in a right time!!!! Great view. Nice flowers installations. Book at least 2-3 hours for this location)))) I missed the most part, cause I flew in the end of April.
  • Nice park in the middle of many monuments. It is well kept and the flowers are really nice and bright. It is always busy with tourists and locals so be prepared to sit on the grass for a rest. There is a play area for the kids and a few fountains spread about. Lots of photos opportunities and a great place to have a coffee
  • Everything was lovely there.. the scent of beautiful flowers. the view..you can relax on a bank and look up at seagulls nests in the trees ..kids can safely play ..you can visit the Islamic technological museum there where you discover the greatness of Islam back in history and how they contributed in the scientific discoveries.. philosophy.. physics ..chemistry.. alchemy.. medicine of the Renaissance era and the material they used for their discoveries and studies
  • Fabulous park. Beautifully laid out. The tulips were blooming in glorious colour. Wonderful to walk in and enjoy the onset of spring. A visit to the archeological museum is also highly recommended.
  • Absolutely incredible with colorful spring flowers all over the park. Also there is a Great views from galata tower from the top. Similarly amazing view over the sea and the bridge.

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