Gülhane Park (Turkish: Gülhane Parkı, "Rosehouse Park"; from Persian: گلخانه Gulkhāna, "house of flowers") is a historical urban park in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey; it is adjacent to and on the grounds of the Topkapı Palace. The south entrance of the park sports one of the larger gates of the palace. It is the oldest and one of the most expansive public parks in Istanbul.
The namesake of the park, the Gülhane ("Rosehouse") present on the grounds, was the place where the 1839 Edict of Gülhane (Turkish: Tanzimât Fermanı or Gülhane Hatt-ı Şerif-î) was proclaimed. The edict launched the Tanzimat reforms in the Ottoman Empire, which modernized the empire and included changes such as the equalization of all Ottoman citizens, regardless of religion, before the law. The proclamation was made by Grand Vizier Mustafa Reşid Pasha, a leading statesman, diplomat, and reformer in the Empire.
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Brittney Chui | Apr 7, 2018
Beautiful park nearby to many of the attractions. A lovely respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Lots of benches to sit and relax, or space on the grass to have a picnic. The cafe in the middle of the park offers snacks and drinks. The gardens and art are stunning. A good space to take a rest after a busy day in the city.
Lucia Faria | Apr 4, 2018
This park is very relaxing, it’s a must-visit when when it’s tulip season, as it gets filled with many types of tulips (I believe this year 2 million tulips were planted). It’s a very beautiful park with affordable restaurants in it. It has a somewhat limited view of the Bosporus.
Sa Pr | Mar 12, 2018
The biggest park in Istanbul, and old and historic park that used to be part of the garden of the palace. Recently renewed, it has now bridges, thematic fountains, bronze statues, lots of benches to sit, public toilets and big trees that offer great shadow to rest. Definitely a beautiful place to walk.
Mustafa Siddiqui | Apr 7, 2018
Very pretty Park right in the middle of the City. We visited in early spring and tulips were in full bloom. They also have a nice restaurant and also a museum of the greatest Muslim scientists and examples of their contributions to humanity.
Arzu Gurbanli | Jan 29, 2018
Amazing to visit especially in the afternoon. Relaxing to have seen all the greens and to just sit on the benches. It's the most famous part of the Istanbul and also old Ottoman empire. This is an old park which was used as the garden of Topkapı palas by the Ottoman sultans. If you visit Istanbul, you should go there. It's a good way of feeling the old city. Good for young people and good for tourists. Also, it is very popular for Turkish families
Edward Secchi | May 29, 2018
Loved the park. So peaceful and beautiful with plenty of spaces to sit and relax. Lots of picturesque sights with nice flowers and plants. Beautiful surrounding area and perfect to escape the hustle and bustle of Istanbul. Grounds are immaculate and well kept and feel very safe. Definitely recommend visiting
Fawad Ali Khan Utmanzai | Apr 20, 2018
This a very beautiful park. Gülhane Park was once part of the outer garden of Topkapı Palace. Its a well designed and well maintained park. The south entrance of the park sports one of the larger gates of the palace. It is the oldest and one of the most expansive public parks in Istanbul. Its about one KM park. Mostly from afternoon to evening time people are coming here to visit this beautiful park. The cure kids playing here and there in flowers will bring smile on your face.
Abir Anabtawi | Apr 24, 2018
Nice large garden with beautiful roses and long trees. You can enter there at any time with no entrance fees. .. It is near topkapi and sultan Ahmad yard... Inside it there is a Cafe, small kiosk and a unique museum of the history of science and technology in Islam ( museum entrance fees only 10 Tl)... A good choice for those who love nature, quietness and science 😉
hatem mohamed | Jun 6, 2018
It's amazing place l love it in Istanbul ❤💚 every time when I go to Istanbul I must go there , it's make me feel better and happy Nothing can give me this feeling like natural
Faraj Zughaid | Jun 20, 2018
Gülhane is one of the more beautiful parks in Istanbul. It is located just behind Hagia Sofia mosque. Grass here is green almost year round, and there are some pretty fountains in there too. It can get crowded during weekends, but overall it's very calm and relaxing. Highly recommended.
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