Gulhane Park

Gulhane Park

Gulhane Park is one of the oldest parks, and perhaps one of the most beautiful and largest in Istanbul. Unique in its history and appearance. It occupies a very attractive location, near all famous tourist attractions such as Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, etc. Located in Fatih district. And in this park during the month of April you can see over 2.5 million tulips, as well as long flowers. Although the park is extremely colorful during the spring, you are sure to find a special oasis of peace here all year round. Translated from Turkish, "Gulhane" means "house of flowers".

The park was recognized as a place where people from high society gathered and had fun. The park was part of the famous Topkapi Palace, but at that time the park had the appearance of a grove. The municipality planned to turn that part into a park, which was done in 1912. Originally, the park contained various recreational areas and bars, and then a zoo was opened in it.

In 1926, the first statue got its place in the park as a sign of gratitude to the first founder of the Turkish Republic, Ataturk. Numerous renovations have been done on the park and all this has led to the fact that the park looks unique today. One of the biggest changes was the removal of the zoo from the park to make more space.

Walking along the well-maintained paths is pure pleasure, and large green areas with peaceful flowers give a complete sense of peace. Visitors and locals consider this park the most beautiful oasis of peace in the city.

Address: the park is located near Topkapi Palace, a few steps from Hagia Sophia, in the historical center of Istanbul.

Author of the text:

Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
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