We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yildiz Park

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Ciragan Cad. | Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 212/261-8460 for park; 212/259-4570 for chalet
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
and up
Evening Sunset Cruise in Istanbul
More Info
and up
Istanbul Two Continents Tour Including Dolmabahçe Palace and Bosphorus...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 108 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 59
  • 36
    Very good
  • 9
  • 1
  • 3
green, calm oasis in the middle of the crazy metropol

good to walk, sit and rest, lay in the greens if the whether permits, enjoy a tea, a meal or a Turkish dessert in the cafes, visit old palaces, the ceramic pots workshop, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
esat t
Istanbul, Turkey

Similar Things to Do in Istanbul

Add Photo Write a Review

108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
99 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

good to walk, sit and rest, lay in the greens if the whether permits, enjoy a tea, a meal or a Turkish dessert in the cafes, visit old palaces, the ceramic pots workshop, a fascinating enjoyable place.

Thank esat t
Bucharest, Romania
Level Contributor
93 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A nice park somewhere between Dolmabahce and Ortakoy, with wild alleys and beautiful flowers, an oasis of green.

Thank aleenna
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Yıldız Parkı is very big. Sometimes you feel like you are in a forest. It is clean. There are tables for people to use. Some just sit there, some do celebrations, some have picnics. The park is never There is a cafe in the park called Kır Kahvesi. You can drink tea etc. Its staff can be rude.

Thank Sofia R
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Steep and green, it's indeed a forest within the heart of Istanbul. There is some grass-cut areas and total wilderness that you can get lost in.

Thank Sasapin S
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Beautiful park, ideal for an early morning walk or run. Gardens are well maintained and the park is very clean. At no stage did I feel unsafe walking alone in the park. A very calming and relaxing environment.

Thank Jane01092014
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Everyone who went to Istanbul should visit this Park. It is a big park with green everywhere, walking is definitely amusing.

Thank Ahmad A
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A refreshing escape into the green from the hustle bustle of the city. Walk under the trees, relax, have some snacks or coffee watching the bosphorus through the green.

Thank Oral U
Keene, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
52 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Yildiz Park is a nice Escape while in Beskitas from the noise and traffic. It's right off the road and and short walk up to the entrance. No cost to enter either. The tulips were a treat for the eyes and the nose while we were there... Chances are good you'll come across someone's wedding pictures being taken too!

1 Thank Tom C
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The park is very clean, lots of benches, good cafe at the top. Beautiful little lake at the top. A clear Spring day, 20+°, clear, sunny. Uncrowded. Not as colorful as Gulhane, but Gulhane is always crowded

Thank John L
Level Contributor
21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Not as pretty as Gulhane, but not as crowded either. Yildiz Park in Beskitas is a nice way to spend a morning or afternoon to take a break from the noise and traffic of the city. The tulips are lovely and there's a nice restaurant cafe atop a small rise that provides a great view of the park and the... More 

Thank Donna L

Travelers who viewed Yildiz Park also viewed

Istanbul, Turkey

Been to Yildiz Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Yildiz Park and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Kuwait City, Kuwait
9 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Yildiz Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Besiktas

Neighborhood Profile
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighborhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
Explore this neighborhood