Gulhane Park

Gulhane Park, Istanbul: Address, Gulhane Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Gulhane Park
4.5
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Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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Traveller of the world
732 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
I think I live on another planet but this was not anything to write home about or a must see. It was a park end of. There was nothing there to make it unique like some parks. Maybe it was me plus the weather was foggy but I personally think there are better attractions in the city.
Written November 6, 2021
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Mohamed A
Riffa, Bahrain81 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
This beautiful park is so beautiful and full of positive energy. It has a lot of benches to set and enjoy nature and the sound of beautiful birds, in winter you can see there nests. If yourself in Istanbul in April, you must see the flowers, they are awesome . It is a connection from Hagia Sofia to the main road leading to Eminuno station .
Written November 3, 2021
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Metropolitan_Man
London, UK610 contributions
Oct 2021
Lovely park connecting the City with the River, great place for a walk or a relax on one of the benches, plenty of art and things to see! A must visit!
Written October 17, 2021
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shufflin maniac
Zagreb, Croatia35 contributions
Aug 2021
We loved resting in the Gulhane Park. The plants and the grass are well kept, there is a lot of benches to rest, and it's really peaceful. We saw some dogs playing in the park, they were fun to watch.
Written September 12, 2021
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Bowmanator22
Charlotte, NC4,941 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
I absolutely loved strolling through this park. The architecture, history, and design of the greenery made this very beautiful.
Written July 15, 2021
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barcaranger
Andorra la Vella, Andorra1,476 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
Beautiful park , a serene oasis in a bustling area which always has art exhibitions and things to seem. One of the lungs of Istanbul allowing people to at least get some calmness in one of the least calm cities in the world . Well worth a diversion if heading down from Sultanahmet to Eminonu to catch a ferry
Written June 24, 2021
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Ben F
Bloomington, IN1,006 contributions
May 2021
Announcing to the average Istanbul resident that you’re turning down a visit to Gulhane Park will lead 99% of them to open their mouths in pure shock and disbelief. (Well I suppose it hasn’t yet been proven, but…you know.) This outstanding urban gem is a place just NOT to miss. It’s a space beloved by tourists and locals alike, cherished for picturesque picnicking fields; looming trees of lush, forest green; playful fountains and wooden bridges; and a collective notion of belonging and public safety. Everyone of any type will find something to enjoy and appreciate here. Trust me. I’m not wrong.

Admission is free, and strolling this park allows you to also reach popular sites like Topkapi Palace and other museums within an easy (but hilly) walk. Wheelchair accessibility is evident, although the cobblestone paths up to Topkapi Palace (coupled with the hilly terrain) can be extremely bumpy. Power chairs, not manual chairs, can make the trek. But on all other surfaces in the park, any type of mobility device can function just fine. Take note if you’re disabled.

Please visit Gulhane Park ASAP! It’s waiting for you!
Written June 16, 2021
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Don
Silver Spring, MD2 contributions
Jan 2021
very peaceful garden and it reaches the archelogical museum full of great stuff inside. Im happy to visit
Written February 16, 2021
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MLi
26 contributions
Oct 2020
We walked a lot and took a break at one of the many benches along the way up, many trees, birds, squirrels, lots of parrots flying around, we took many beautiful pictures, it was a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city
Written February 12, 2021
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Ferina Indrayani
9 contributions
Sep 2020
Gulhana is a very nice and green park located in the historical part of the city. Great for walking around.
Written December 9, 2020
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