Yildiz Park

Yildiz Park

Yildiz Park belongs to the top 5 parks in Istanbul to see. It is located on the European side of Istanbul, between Beşiktaş and Ortakoy districts, and is one of the largest and most beautiful parks. The park was the garden of the Yildz Palace, and in the Byzantine era it was a simple forest. As a palace garden, it was available exclusively to those who lived in the palace during the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II. During the time of Suleiman the Magnificent, the park served as an imperial hunting ground. The construction of the palace took place in the 19th century, and the park was named after the first pavilion of Iıldız Kasrı. An artificial lake, a summer house and a porcelain factory were also built.

The park offers a beautiful view of the Bosphorus, and what makes this park amazing is the large number of tulips, with about 59 species and over 550,000 planted tulips. It is an ideal place for walking and enjoying nature. It is often used by visitors for a picnic. The park consists of two parts, and the external pavilions Šale, Čadir and Malta are open to the public. Also, the Iıldız porcelain factory is open, there is also a coffee bar.

Small bridges, a waterfall, two artificial ponds with ducks, magnolias, tulips, cypresses and various other plants make a perfect combination for relaxation at any time of the day and year. The well-maintained paths of the park make walking pleasant and very pleasant. Since the park is located on a hill, it allows you to additionally enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds you. The landscapes are amazing.

At the highest point there is a log cabin built by Sultan Abdul Hamit II. It used to be a hunting lodge, and today it has been turned into a small museum. It is believed that the sultan was enchanted by this place and left lavish palaces such as the Dolmabahçe Palace to live here.

  • Also, what delights many visitors is the cascading waterfall, the origin of which is unknown. After the walk, be sure to stop by the Art Cafe with a beautiful view of the Bosphorus. For the romantic ones, park benches placed under lantern lights add to the desired atmosphere.
  • Transportation: From Taksim square autibus 40T and 42T

Author of the text:

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