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Belgrad Forest

Address: Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #110 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: Forests, Outdoors
Owner description: On weekends, residents of Istanbul flock to this largest forest in the area to picnic and enjoy...
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Type: Forests, Outdoors
Owner description: On weekends, residents of Istanbul flock to this largest forest in the area to picnic and enjoy nature.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

nice forest full of trees. has a calm environment but it needs a car that is because it is huge. there are no restaurants inside you have to bring your food with you.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We spent an awesome moments and beautiful adventure. hiking for two hours threw the beautiful nature and sound of trees.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

It's amazing place for walking, running and picnic. I went there in early spring and it was so nice, freshly green. It was raining before I arrives there so it felt especially fresh.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very pretty! Hard to believe it's in Istanbul. Depending on where you travel through the forest, you may even see aqueducts.

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istanbul
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547 attraction reviews
3,634 helpful votes 3,634 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

On the way to Kilyos,you will see the exit in Bahçeköy for Belgrad Ormanı, this is one of the best forest and picnic area on the northern part of the city Here you can be far from the noise and traffic in total comfort and relax with fresh air.There are also some natural fountains here where you can get fresh... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It is a little hard to get there on your own but you can take a bus it almost costs nothing. I advise you to rent a car and have your picnic or bbq there. It is a very pleasant place. Althought i went during winter it was worth it. I imagine during summer it must be more magical. If... More 

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Lisboa, Portugal
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I went to Belgrad Forest for a run... There is a nice 6km track around a lake with some climbs and some descents that will break the monothony. There is enough people to make you feel safe but not that many that you can't run quietly. If you don't have a car, getting there is not complicated: you take the... More 

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Istanbul
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

You take places like this for granted in Europe and America. Really rare in Turkey. Great trails(unmarked) and fire roads for biking, hiking, and running. The website is pretty useless and the guards don't give out any maps and are usually asleep when I ride through. Free for bikes and pedestrians. The only problem really ids the amount of garbage... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Direction is wrong iwent to the direction trip advisor put ididnt found eny forest just busy street pls Ching the daarction

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The forest is 30 Minutes’ drive from the center & there is an entrance fee per a car. Lack of facilities is clear in the forest but the nature is beautiful & calm .It is a good choice if the weather is hot in Istanbul for families group or couples going to the beaches nearby.

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