Exploring Istanbul's Outdoor Paradises: Parks, Gardens, and More

Fethi Pasha Grove
a historical and natural oasis in Istanbul

Fethi Paşa Grove is a historical and natural park located in the Üsküdar district of Istanbul, on the Anatolian shore of the Bosphorus. It is named after Fethi Ahmet Paşa, an Ottoman statesman who lived in the 19th century. Fethi Ahmet Paşa purchased the area in 1858 and developed it as a place of rest and recreation.


Ataturk Arboretum

Covering an area of 296 hectares, the arboretum was founded in 1949 and is the first arboretum in Turkey.
A Living Museum of Trees

The arboretum houses over 2,000 species of trees and plants from around the world.

Gulhane Park
A Natural Gem in Istanbul's Historic Peninsula

Gülhane Park is a historical park located on the Historic Peninsula of Istanbul, forming the outer garden of Topkapı Palace. One of Istanbul's oldest and largest parks, Gülhane Park is a remnant of the Ottoman Empire and takes its name from the rose gardens that once grew here.

Belgrad Forest

A Haven for Nature Lovers

Belgrad Forest is a large forest area located in the Sarıyer district of Istanbul, Turkey. The forest is located in the north of Istanbul, close to the Black Sea, and takes its name from the village of Belgrad, where the Ottomans settled the Serbs they brought with them from their campaign in Serbia.

Pierre Loti Hill
a historical and scenic destination in Istanbul

Pierre Loti Hill is a historical and touristic hill located in the Eyüp district of Istanbul. The hill is named after Pierre Loti, a French novelist who lived in the 19th century. The author frequently expressed his love for Istanbul and his fondness for this hill in his works.


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