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Beautiful royal park

Emirgan Korusu

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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.

Special tip

It’s particularly beautiful in April during the Tulip Festival.

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Perfect Place to Relax and Enjoy the amazing view of Bosphorus Strait
Yourist | Travel Istanbul
October 7, 2020
Nice place on the Bosphorus🌹
November 9, 2018
Will there be tulips on the 1st week of April? Also, what is the best mode of transportation? Thanks!
August 14, 2018
The festival is held in whole April. The best transportation depends where you come from and which gate you will use but generally I take metro then bus or dolmus(minibus).
Local Guru
August 15, 2018
thank you!
August 16, 2018
Try to avoid on weekends because of heavy traffic and crowds of locals having picnics.Optimal to visit as a part of Bosphorus HOHO tour or coming before sunset on weekdays.
April 21, 2018

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