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Yildiz Park

#107 of 1,044 things to do in Istanbul
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Address: Ciragan Cad. | Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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Construction limited visit

It was our third visit to this park, but this time there was construction held on this park, we want to reach the Malta Khaled köşkü.. but in overall I love this park especially... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Despite official website information, it is no longer true that the Yıldız Porcelain factory allows visitors. The shop only is accessible.

Thank Aysegul D
Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

It was our third visit to this park, but this time there was construction held on this park, we want to reach the Malta Khaled köşkü.. but in overall I love this park especially in spring season

Thank Manoul
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

Beautiful and charming park on the hill of Istanbul, the way up is gorgeous. the most beautiful view when you set in front the Bosphorus. There are two cafes with delicious deli and Turkish tea

Thank eman68us
Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Park is situated on the hill with beautiful picturesque Bosphorus view. There is two cafee: one, closer to main road, with more budget prices; another is more expensive, but they offer great week-end all inclusive breakfasts.

Thank MiyStambul
Malindi, Kenya
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and romantic park located on the hill of Istanbul , perfect for walking in a summer day. There are benches and tables all around , couple of nice cafes and Most Important - Shale pavilion, don't miss it !

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Stade, Germany
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

Located in Besiktas the park is a great way to relax and to enjoy the nature. You can go for a walk, have a picnic or eat something at the restaurants there. The park also offers a lot of playgrounds for kids, which makes it a family friendly place too. Yildiz park and it's surroundings are beautiful and definitely worth... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Went there for a photo shoot with the family a great park that is hidden away from the busy streets of Istanbul, located over the hills, pretty well designed and taken care of Great for a good walk or even a challenging run

Thank ohashem1
Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This park is actually located in crowdy area of Besiktas but behind its big walls its a calm heaven. Its perfect for a morning jogging or weekend picnick. You can sit on the grass or at one of many tables under the trees. At weekend it can get crowdy but still very calm. Its accesible by car so the older... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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Reviewed 26 March 2016

Nice park - one of the attractions of Istanbul. We visited in mid March and it was somewhat windy, so we could not spend as much time walking in the park as we wanted. Some parts of it were being reconstructed - must have been preparations for the summer season. There were numerous playground facilities for children, so this is... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

If you walk from the Dolmabahce palace to the Besiktas or Ortakoy neighbourhood, you'll pass by some big walls. Inside those walls you can find a big green park called Yildiz (Star) park. We walked around for a bit and enjoyed this relaxed place within this busy city. They were doing some renovation work so it should look different within... More 

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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 neighbourhood 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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