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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 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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  • Always here feels like! Even in the cold and windy conditions at least for 10 minutes to go, eat roasted chestnuts on the go, take a stroll and enjoy this unforgettable Istanbul air!
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  • Perfect for nice long walks; not far from Sultanahmet, and has the Islamic museum for Science and Technology which is quite exciting to visit.  more »
  • Little to see, need some cafés and other services . Good side way if you go from/to Topkaki/Museums.  more »