Gulhane Park, Istanbul

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    Gulhane Park

    by angelochka Written Sep 4, 2006

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    oldest park in the city, spread over a very large area and has very interesting and rare kinds of trees and bushes, it used to be a zoo (like said Orhan Pamuk in "Istanbul-Memories of the City" strange it was considered being a zoo, because all you could see from fauna there..were 3 cats and 2 goats all sitting in same cage:) after 2 years renovation now the park looks like in 1950s and some trees are more that 200 years old

    Directions: near Topkapi Palace

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    The Oldest Monument in Istanbul; "Column of Goths"

    by toshigiappone Written May 4, 2005

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    When you enter the Topikapi Palace, you will visit the Fouth Court, because you can see the marvelous view of the Bosphorus from there. Well, please look at the left of the sea. In the Gulhane Park, you will notice this simple column.

    This is the "oldest" monument which we can see now in Istanbul, "Column of Goths". It was erected during the reign of Claudius II "Gothicus"(which means "conqueror of Goths" in Latin; his reign is during 268-270 A. D.)) to commorate his victory over Goths. In the middle of 3rd century Ancient Roman Empire was collapsed, and many emperors and usurpers took the throne, but most of them met miserable deaths. He was the only person who can meet his end on the bed. Actually, he was a man of ability, and loved by people.

    Well, when you see this column, please remember this emperor!!!

    Address: Gulhane Park(but Topikapi Palace)

    Directions: It sites in Gulhane Park, but you can see this from the Fourth Court of Topikapi Palace.

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    Gulhane Park

    by hokomoko Updated May 12, 2004

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    The wisitors should wisit The grand Gulhane Imperial Park at Sultanahmet district. The tram will stop infront of the park and for a cheep amount you will see the great trees and great view from the tea gardens in the park.

    Address: Gulhane tram station

    Website: http://hokomoko.fotopages.com

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    Gulhane Park

    by AcornMan Written Mar 26, 2004

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    The best and easiest way to escape from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul (not to mention the annoying tour guides and merchants) is to visit scenic Gulhane Park. Located on the northwest side of of Topkapi Palace (and serving as the entrance to the palace grounds), Gulhane Park is a gorgeous and peaceful sanctuary with soft green grass, tall shady trees, and walkways dotted with park benches. We sought refuge there more than once and always enjoyed our time there. It's also a great place to bring a carry-out lunch and eat at your leisure. If you plan ahead enough you can even have a relaxing picnic on the grass. We concluded that there must be some law against solicitation inside the park, because no one ever approached us trying to sell us anything. Gulhane Park is the only part of Istanbul about which I can say that (except inside museums and mosques).

    Directions: Located in Seraglio Point, on the northwest side of Topkapi Palace. From the Basilica Cistern just walk directly north down the hill on Alemdar Caddesi and you can't miss it.

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    Ruins of the city

    by hadrian Written Oct 18, 2003

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    There are also other vestiges of what was once the fastuous Constantinople. Some of them you see suddenly, beyond a corner of a street. Unfortunately, these are not maintained, history forgot them, time and people passing by without noticing them, except maybe the traveler who for a short time stops, wonders in front of the remains of times long passed and continues its journey.
    Maybe you will understand now the disappointment of a reader about passed great times, with kings and princesses, who steps over history’s traces like a traveler, truly understanding the sense of the saying: SIC TRANSIT GLORIA MUNDI
    ( the big pic in the collage is taken right near Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Camii and the one from the right upper corner from the wall which surounds Gulhane Parki –first tram station from Sultanahmet toward Eminonu is Gulhane Parki)*

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    Gulhane Park

    by mardaska Written Sep 2, 2003

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    It used to be the Rose garden of the Topkapi Palace. It has been turned into a public park. It is located just in the heart of Sultanahmet and it is the right place to take a walk or rest after a busy day.

    Address: Alemdar Caddesi

    Directions: Tram stop:Gulhane

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    Gulhane Park

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jul 27, 2012

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    Next to Topkapi Palace and the Archaeology museum is this large park that runs from Sultanahmet to the golden horn

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