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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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A hidden paradise in the city

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul, Turkey
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58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank mesuthan
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515 reviews
328 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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690 reviews
228 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 314 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Really amazing place. Have seating areas every where. Playgrounds for kids. A beautiful fountain with small lake. Really awesome place.

1 Thank Abdulmoez-Tahmaz
Istanbul, Turkey
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105 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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.

1 Thank esat t
Bucharest, Romania
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93 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 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.

1 Thank aleenna
Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

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.

1 Thank Sofia R
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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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