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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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  • Late October/early November obviously not the best time of year to visist a garden. Still, with just the tiniest bit of imagination, one can see just how grand and amazing this one must be, in floral ...  more »
  • Gulhane Park is a huge and relaxing park around Topkapi Palace. You can walk around it and relax after visiting Sultans' Palace. it is really a very popular place for the local people. 
  • It is a long time I didn't go there was a zoological garden for Cocuklugimda was a little maintenance now and well maintained there was a park was off somewhere Exotic Banik cafe Bell
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