The most beautiful gardens of Istanbul 2021
It is the custom of the people of Istanbul these days not to miss the opportunity to enjoy this sense of beauty, so you see them leaving their luxurious compounds and offices to spread here and there among the most beautiful gardens of Istanbul. When spring visits the most beautiful gardens of Istanbul, the conditions of the charming city change, and there is a new spirit among its places. The more you move among its orchards and gardens, the more you will see beautiful ruffled garments revealing some of their gorgeous sparkling charms.
As Istanbul was the capital of the Ottoman Caliphate for centuries, it was essential for those visiting today to experience a creative distinction between the architecture of its buildings and the beautiful arrangement of the surrounding gardens in a unique style in which European aristocratic taste interacts with the obsession of the Ottoman sultans.
Therefore, you see them creating artificial rivers in their palaces, designing water fountains and sparkling lakes, and they have made sure to make them unique gardens like no other in the world, and they brought different types of plants that were not known in their countries before.
List of the most visited parks and gardens in Istanbul
Gulhane Park in Istanbul, the European side
Gulhane Park is located behind the famous Topkapi Museum and extends to the Sirkeci district, that is, the garden of the Pink House, which is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful gardens in Istanbul.
Gulhane Park was opened to visitors in 1926 and the park has been renovated several times to become a public park for locals and tourists from all over the world to breathe in the fresh air and relax under the shade of trees or enjoy a café with a wonderful view of the Bosphorus.
Yildiz Park in Besiktas, Istanbul
Yildiz Park is located in the Besiktas district and is one of the largest public parks in Istanbul. The garden was part of the Yıldız Palace that extends down the slopes of the palace and a wall was built during the reign of Sultan Abdul Hamid II to make the residents enjoy the palace from the outside.
The garden features the most beautiful landscapes such as flowers, plants, and trees collected from all over the world. Yıldız Park also features artificial lakes and small summer houses and is one of the finest picnic parks.
The park includes about 120 species of trees and shrubs that date back to the Ottoman era. It has very beautiful fountains, and on the right side of the park, there is a small lake where fishes and ducks swim in a beautiful sight.
Located in the Emirgan district of Sariyer municipality, it is a leisure destination for tourists and citizens. Perhaps one of the most beautiful gardens in Istanbul. The park contains more than 120 species of rare trees and plants such as the Turkish pine. It also contains lavender and tulips, and the garden enjoys a wonderful nature with stunning views of the Bosphorus. It is the garden that hosts the Tulip Festival annually.
Fenerbahce Park on Istanbul's Asian side
Fenerbahce Park, on the Asian side of Istanbul, is one of the most beautiful parks in the city.
The park is named after the Fener (lighthouse), which was built in 1857 in the Ottoman era and is considered one of the best-preserved lighthouses in Istanbul. And it played an important role in maintaining the safety of ships while passing through the Bosphorus Strait that separates the Asian and European sides of Istanbul.
The garden features unique floral arrangements, and panoramic views of the Princes' Islands, Sultanahmet Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sophia Museum can be seen from the garden.
Bahcesehir Gölet Park
Gulet Park is located in Bahcesehir, northwest of Istanbul. The park occupies a huge area with beautiful artificial lakes and there are many restaurants and children's playgrounds in the park.
Several waterways and lakes are designed within the park, along with a trail for sports and children's games.
Florya Coastal Park in Istanbul
Florya Park is located in the Florya district, near Ataturk Airport, and has a wonderful view of the Marmara Sea. The park has benches for visitors, as well as various games and free sports equipment.
Camlica Hill Park in Istanbul
Istanbul is famous for its many hills, the most famous of which is Camlica Hill on the Asian side of the city. In a majestic view, the Camlica Mosque is the largest in Turkey located above the hills of Istanbul, in perfect harmony between its towering minarets and the surrounding heights. Arab tourists know that Camlica Hill is the hill of brides because of the constant visits of the newlyweds to the area to take the most beautiful souvenir photos.
Çamlıca Hill Park is one of the most beautiful areas of Istanbul where your eyes can see the city as a map on a sheet of paper. Here there is the Bosphorus and there are bridges with their magnificent architecture. Here is the Eminonu region, and from afar you can see the Princes Islands scattered over the Sea of Marmara and the ships scattered around them across the blue of the sea. At the other end of the hill lies the Asian side of the city in an open panoramic view.
On the banks of Istanbul's Golden Horn, the famous Miniaturk Park has its unique features, as 122 of Istanbul's most famous landmarks were photographed here.
Bakirkoy Botanic Park
Located on the European side of Istanbul, Bakirkoy is a long stretch of coast on the Sea of Marmara, which undoubtedly contributes to its mild climate and natural beauty, making it a destination for those wishing to spend the happiest times in its unique pools.
Bakirkoy Botanical Garden has many fun activities for everyone and especially children. There are many dinosaur statues, and water and sand playgrounds for children. As well as wonderful water formations flowing down a gradient slope and pouring to meet in a pool of golden-winged horses in a very impressive and cheerful way.
The park also has a water-filled pond surrounded by trees and many turtles and birds swimming in it. You can drive the boat on a nice tour of the beautiful lake. You can also enjoy delicious dishes at the Botanical Garden Restaurant at tables spread out on the edge of the lake with a wonderful view.
One of the most beautiful things that draw the attention of children in the park is the small huts that imitate the houses of the Smurfs and the shapes similar to their favorite cartoon characters, where you watch the children running to take souvenir photos next to them at times, and jump around them at other times.
Many parks are spread with high density and very large areas in Istanbul. Istanbul today indeed mimics the largest cities in the world urban and structurally, but it has never forgotten to take into account the environmental image, whether for health, developmental, or even tourism reasons. We could not mention all the gardens, as there are many other than the ones mentioned, such as Beylikduzu Park, Wadi Al-Hayat Park, and Seychelles Marmara Garden.