Yildiz Park
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Yıldız Park was once part of the imperial garden of Yıldız Palace. Extending down the slopes from the palace, this walled park was reserved only for palace dwellers during the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II. The area of Yıldız used to be a forest in Byzantine times. Starting during the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, the sultans made it their hunting grounds. In the next centuries, it remained as a grove behind the seaside palaces. The neighbourhood began to flourish in the wake of construction of the palace in the 19th century. It took its name from the first pavilion, namely Yıldız Kasrı, commissioned by Selim III in early 19th century.
Currently Yıldız Park is a beautiful garden complex with set in a very large park of flowers, plants and trees, gathered from every part of the world dating from the Ottoman era. Park grounds offer panoramic views of the Bosphorus. The park is a popular picnic place especially for the weekends. Two beautiful old pavilions, namely Çadır and Malta pavilions, are used to rest, drink tea, eat breakfast and have lunch.
TripAdvisor Travellers Rating
Based on 135 Travellers Review
Oct 29, 2016
Beautiful and charming park on the hill of Istanbul, the way up is gorgeous. the most beautiful view when you set in front the Bosphorus. There are two cafes with delicious deli and Turkish tea read more>>
Aug 18, 2016
Park is situated on the hill with beautiful picturesque Bosphorus view. There is two cafee: one, closer to main road, with more budget prices; another is more expensive, but they offer great week-end... read more>>
Jun 30, 2016
Danny S
Beautiful and romantic park located on the hill of Istanbul , perfect for walking in a summer day. There are benches and tables all around , couple of nice cafes and Most Important - Shale pavilion... read more>>
May 10, 2016
Located in Besiktas the park is a great way to relax and to enjoy the nature. You can go for a walk, have a picnic or eat something at the restaurants there. The park also offers a lot of playgrounds... read more>>
May 3, 2016
Went there for a photo shoot with the family a great park that is hidden away from the busy streets of Istanbul, located over the hills, pretty well designed and taken care of Great for a good walk... read more>>
Yıldız Mahallesi, 34349 İstanbul
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