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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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  • At the time I visited it was cold and not much to see in December but it does like nice and o can see how it will look during summer times but there is plenty of space to walk around and possible a great display with flowers
  • It is a nice park, but not the best park you can go to in Istanbul. It is nice for a short walk and it is more of a family park. It is not a big park, and there is only one main road that goes from one side to the other in the park. Trees are really tall and nice, some fountains, kids playground, birds, lots of cats and stray dogs, nice benches to sit on.
  • Beautiful and peaceful place. Definitely worth visiting. BUT NOT on weekends. On the weekend there are a LOT (I mean a lo) of people wandering, having snacks and picnics, and the park turns into noisy bazaar))
  • The Gülhane park is a beautiful park located near the Topkapi Palace. I was there two times in April as a tourist and it was absolutely lovely. All the colourful tulips, the many flowers and their scent were mezmerizing, and it was rather quiet and peaceful there.
  • Amazing view and garden is a must see in the morning where you can have a nice brunch at the nearby caffe. Awesome experience.

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