Beautiful royal park
Why locals love it
Named after the Ottoman commander Emir Mirgunoglu in the 17th century, this gorgeous park has a long and extravagant history. It’s mostly known for its three pavilions previously used by royalty for short stays. The pavilions were constructed from 1871–1878.
Why you should visit it
Royalty also once used the grounds for picnics and walks. Opened to the public in 1940, Emirgan has earned itself a reputation as being one of the most beautiful and calm parks in the city. Nowadays the pavilions function as cafés and restaurants.
It’s particularly beautiful in April during the Tulip Festival.