You can find out our ultimate guide on the most beautiful and best parks and gardens in Istanbul to visit and relax. From Gulhane Park to Emirgan, the city has plenty to offer for relaxation.
One of the most beautiful parks in Istanbul, it was previously Topkapi Palace‘s garden. Today is ideal for running and strolling among the flower beds. A historical column may be found if you stroll to the park’s very edge. The Goths column was built 1700 years ago and is one of Istanbul’s oldest monuments.
If you look closely at the trees, you could even see some colorful parrots! These parks are ideal for a stroll or a picnic. If you don’t want to bring a picnic, there are high-quality cafés and restaurants in the parks. The ideal location for a Turkish breakfast.
When spring arrives, Emirgan Park is especially well-known for its vibrant tulips. There are three old residences as well as several tiny lakes. Today, these mansions serve as food service areas. There are also large picnic spaces and several playgrounds for youngsters to enjoy. One of the most beautiful parks in Istanbul.
The historical Yildiz Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the city. The park is located in Besiktas. This is a wonderful park where the natural beauties combine with history and culture. The beautiful gardens are from the Ottoman Period, accompanied by a large park of flowers, plants and trees gathered from all over the world.
Yildiz Park also has excellent panoramic views of the Bosphorus. Malta Mansion and Cadir Mansion are among the places preferred especially for weekend breakfast pleasure.
Fethi Pasha Park
Fethi Pasha Park (Grove) is one of the most popular parks stretching from the ridges along Uskudar, on the Bosphorus Asian shores to the Kuzguncuk Hill and Pasalimani. You’ll enjoy the lush grove housing hundreds of plant and tree species, as well as dine and wine at its restaurant with spectacular Bosphorus view.
Mihrabad Park (Grove) is a wonderful place fascinating its visitors with its magnificent Bosphorus view and nature full of trees and colorful flowers. The historical grove was gifted to Rukiye Hanım by the Egyptian Abbas Halim Pasha in the last years of the Ottoman Empire.
Entrance to Mihrabad park is free and you’ll find several picnic areas, restaurants and cafes, children playgrounds, walking paths, bicycle tracks and sitting areas. The park is also very ideal for weekend breakfasts. You can have a relaxing day out here.
Camlica Hill is one of the most famous hills of the city, as well as one of the most places for the one who want to enjoy the magnificent view of the Bosphorus and take great Instagram photos.
The hill is also famous for its nearby Camlica Mosque, which is the largest mosque in the history of Turkish republic. The hill is covered with a lush green area. You are able to see the unique views of the Bosphorus, the Princes’ Islands, the Golden Horn and the European side of the city.
You are also able to have a great day out at the several facilities of the hill such as restaurants and cafes, children playgrounds, walking paths, cycling and jogging tracks, and observation terraces.
For getting to Camlica Hill, you should get to Uskudar first, and than by taking the public buses, or via taxi.
Fenerbahce Park is one of the most beautiful places for a great relaxing day out and do outdoor sports.
Macka Democracy Park
Macka Democracy Park is a popular one located along a valley between the Macka, Nisantasi and Harbiye neighborhoods, in the heart of the city. The park is very ideal for those who want to have relaxing moments in nature at the weekend without being too far from the city. You’ll find lush green grass areas, sitting areas and playgrounds, as well as pool sides, walking and cycling tracks in the park.