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Yildiz Park

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Address: Ciragan Cad. | Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: 212/261-8460 for park; 212/259-4570 for chalet
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Piece of forrest in megapolis

Park is situated on the hill with beautiful picturesque Bosphorus view. There is two cafee: one, closer to main road, with more budget prices; another is more expensive, but they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 18, 2016
Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Park is situated on the hill with beautiful picturesque Bosphorus view. There is two cafee: one, closer to main road, with more budget prices; another is more expensive, but they offer great week-end all inclusive breakfasts.

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Malindi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and romantic park located on the hill of Istanbul , perfect for walking in a summer day. There are benches and tables all around , couple of nice cafes and Most Important - Shale pavilion, don't miss it !

1 Thank Danny S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

Located in Besiktas the park is a great way to relax and to enjoy the nature. You can go for a walk, have a picnic or eat something at the restaurants there. The park also offers a lot of playgrounds for kids, which makes it a family friendly place too. Yildiz park and it's surroundings are beautiful and definitely worth... More 

Thank AnBe1986
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Went there for a photo shoot with the family a great park that is hidden away from the busy streets of Istanbul, located over the hills, pretty well designed and taken care of Great for a good walk or even a challenging run

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

This park is actually located in crowdy area of Besiktas but behind its big walls its a calm heaven. Its perfect for a morning jogging or weekend picnick. You can sit on the grass or at one of many tables under the trees. At weekend it can get crowdy but still very calm. Its accesible by car so the older... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

Nice park - one of the attractions of Istanbul. We visited in mid March and it was somewhat windy, so we could not spend as much time walking in the park as we wanted. Some parts of it were being reconstructed - must have been preparations for the summer season. There were numerous playground facilities for children, so this is... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

If you walk from the Dolmabahce palace to the Besiktas or Ortakoy neighbourhood, you'll pass by some big walls. Inside those walls you can find a big green park called Yildiz (Star) park. We walked around for a bit and enjoyed this relaxed place within this busy city. They were doing some renovation work so it should look different within... More 

Thank Ronaldo070
Mugla, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

This Imperial Palace is one of the undiscovered treasures of the city, located in Beştikaş. For whatever reason, which is still a mystery today, Sultan Abdülhamid II decided to move his household from Dolmabahçe. He constructed the palace in the gardens of Çirağan Palace which covered the north eastern hillside above Beştikaş, which was a once popular area where the... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

This park is in the middle of the city and provides a peaceful atmosphere to rest and get rid of the hassle and the traffic jam. If you have extra time while visiting the city, a walk through the park would a good choice to freshen up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

very big park. well maintained grass and flowers. free to enter on foot but for fee entering by car. we saw so many couples making love around

Thank Semih A

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Staying in Besiktas

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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.
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