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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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  • I love Yıldız Park! Big green space in Istanbul, beautifully landscaped, big trees, and lots of paths. And, incredibly, you enter the park and somehow magically escape the chaos of the city. Enjoy peace, quiet and serenity at Yıldız Park.
  • Went in September 2016, really not worth it. More than half the park was under construction/improvement. The remaining part was nothing special. Surprisingly steep hills here.
  • Vertical oriented park in the heart of the city. If you enter from the Beşiktaş side keep going up until you reach the lake. Don't go on weekends because if the weather is good it will be very crowded. There are places to eat/drink inside
  • this may give you extra relaxation! great park in Istanbul!
  • Very few parks in the centre of Istanbul so this is a nice place to hit to cool off in the summer. On a Sunday you are guaranteed to see more married couples than you can count getting their wedding photos done, sometimes draped across a muscle car. Good to check out the wide range of local wedding dresses.