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Yildiz Park

Address: Ciragan Cad. | Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 212/261-8460 for park; 212/259-4570 for chalet
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Ranked #79 of 671 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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293 reviews 293 reviews
199 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A wonderful park in the heart of Istanbul; Macka Kosk will serve you the best manti and souffle available in the city, and the hills will help to burn off those calories. Enjoy the shade and relax with the squirrels.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After a disappointing experience at Yildiz Museum, we decided to come to this park as it was recommended by a guide we met to see Malta Kiosk. We walked the whole way and it is quite a long walk so for those who can not walk for a long time, you can go by taxi. And once inside the park,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

It seems there is much to see in this park. We didn't see all of the things that are listed as making this park interesting but we thoroughly enjoyed it just the same. We walked from Dolmabache Palace to the park and it was a nice stroll (if its not blistering hot), maybe 20 minutes. We enjoyed the shade of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you weant to hive a rest while being tired, you must visit this park. It is like a small forest. Ber careful, you may come across squirrels. You may find acorns and give them to squirrels, they will like it.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

That's true that we missed many parts of this park.. but it was a nice experience.. a peaceful place with a lot of greener... the coffee shop on the top provide good coffee & juices... next time i will give Yildiz park much time to discover it..

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Maybe we missed something but this park was so depressing that we couldn't get out of there fast enough! We expected nice greenery and paths, and instead got the choice between overgrown and unmaintained 'trails' and the typical narrow Istanbul sidewalk where you must be constantly vigilant so you don't get mowed down by a speeding car. Not what I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We headed to Malta Kosku by taxi to have breakfast and walked down in the park seeing many animals and great greenery. We were worried about walking uphill as my mother is elderly so it was great to get the taxi to drive inside the park. Malta Kosku by itself is wonderful and a hidden gem in the city, definitely... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

As there are not very huge parks in Istanbul Yildiz park and Emirgan Park is considered as among the biggest within the heat of the city. The place is a good place for couple to hang, for wedding fotos mostly. The place is close to Ortakoy. May be after a good time in the park you can slid down the... More 

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Yukon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I think most of foreign tourists may not know and go to this park. Its site is huge and very calm though it is in the heart of the city. We didn't know this park and entered it by chance when we passed the front of it. We found a gem in Istanbul.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Good place to relax and calm down your nerves had great day in it Recommended for families BBQ and jogging Its also good for Photo sessions

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