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Yildiz Park, Istanbul

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Meander through one of Istanbul's largest public parks at Yildiz Park, a historical site that was once part of the imperial garden of Yildiz Palace. Today, the green lawns host exotic flowers and old vegetation like oak, magnolia, and Judas trees. Walk, jog, or skate the paved pathways to a panoramic viewpoint of the Bosphorus, or have a picnic in the Cadir or Malta pavilions. Despite the popular trails, the large forest makes it easy to escape the crowds. Put Yildiz Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Istanbul holiday planner.
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  • This is a park mostly used by the locals. It is very beautiful and peaceful. If you want to run away from the noises of the city it is the right place to go. There are several restaurants and cafe hou...  more »
  • Lost in the tulip garden. Well organized and full of vivid and colourful flowers. Nice place to relax, read and enjoy the quietness.  more »
  • Despite official website information, it is no longer true that the Yıldız Porcelain factory allows visitors. The shop only is accessible.  more »
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  • Perfect place for morning walks, or just to relax and get some fresh air. You'll hear birds singing their song while you are amazed by the flowers, and different tones of green! Make sure you walk every single part of the park while you're there because it is pretty big and you wouldn't wanna miss a thing ;)
  • This is not just a park, it is actually a little forest. You can see squirrels and hedgehogs wandering around. You can travel between Upper Ortaköy-Çırağan-Beşiktaş using this park while getting fresh air.
  • Great part on a hill The are around it is breath taking . We really enjoyed it Good a place to take a break from the city
  • This is a great time to wander around this park, albeit some parts are currently inaccessible due to upgrades. The lack of foliage on the deciduous trees allows views of some of the adjoining buildings and out into the Bosphorous. You can even be entertained by the activities of the many squirrel families scurrying around on the ground and in the trees......
  • Public garden with 1 major a la Carte restoran, And one coffee shop , nice view to the garden and part of the bosphorus line . Food is normal medium standard .

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The bustling downtown core of old Istanbul is the popular choice among tourists wanting a short walking distance to the city's biggest attractions. Here you'll find hostel-style accommodations and reasonably priced and traditionally decorated hotels, as well as bed and breakfasts and inns with views overlooking the sea. Though often the most affordable, accommodations in the old city can be very overrun with tourists and street solicitors. If you seek a more relaxed stay, consider lodging near Taksim Square. This new, trendy neighborhood is a short 15-20 minute ride from the old city, but puts you closer to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Though the newer area of the city is a bit more upscale, you'll also find moderately priced hotels and some hostels. Look for luxury hotels in the western suburbs close to the airport, overlooking the banks of Bosphorus.
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