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Gulhane Park, Istanbul

(4.5/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
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 vacation generator to visit Gulhane Park on your trip to Istanbul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is best to visit in the spring, when everything is blooming. In November, was not so much interesting. Had nowhere to drink tea, have been closed (temporarily, I hope) all the cafes at the far end of the garden.
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  • Pleasant to stroll along the Topkapi Palace, surrounded by trees (shade!) and above all very quiet because car-free pedestrian zone.
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  • We were looking for a place peaceful to walk, relax and a playground for our son to play and we found this great park. Lots of flowers, greenery and paths to walk. All very well lit at night. Son had ...  more »