Gulhane Park is one of the most beautiful parks of Istanbul. It was in the palace area in Ottoman Empire . The area, which has been neglected for a long time, has attained its present appearance after being renovated in 2003.
The section and works to be seen in the park include the Goths Column dating from the 3rd century, Kennedy Caddesi in the north-east and its unique view. Gulhane, which is one of the biggest and most famous parks of Istanbul, is also important in terms of witnessing many history. It was used by the Byzantines as a barracks and as a celebration area during the Ottoman period. After the conquest of Istanbul, the Gospel of Gulhane was built. The Hatt-i Sharif of Gulhane (tanzimat fermanı) known as the first democratization movement in the Ottoman Empire was read here. In the Republican period Mustafa Kemal Atatürk introduced the Latin Letters here. Gulhane Park, which was used as a palace garden for a period, was opened to the public in 1912. A zoo was opened in 1955 in the park which is one of the places to visit in Istanbul.
One of the most beautiful aspects of the park is that drinking tea can be enjoyed against the Bosporus.
Gulhane Park Visiting Information
Address: Cankurtaran str.. Gulhane 34200, Fatih Istanbul
Getting there: You can get there by train from Sirkeci stop and from Eminönü by tram to Gulhane stop.