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Underground Cistern

The Byzantine underground cistern (Yerebatan), Blue Mosque, Maiden's Tower (Kizkulesi), Treasury at Topkapi Palace are re-opened after restorations.

Museum Pass

You can buy the "Museum Pass" for foreigners which is valid for 5 days in various museums of Istanbul.

Museums open 7 days

The museums in Istanbul will operate 7 days a week, except Topkapi Palace.

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Meadows and Parks in Istanbul

There are several public parks, common green areas, meadows and urban forests in or near Istanbul. Even though Istanbul is a huge and heavily populated city, it offers relaxing spaces to its residents and visitors with vast fragments of green commons. In the middle of the hustle and bustle of this city, you may always find a city meadow or park to relax, picnic, or enjoy your quality time with your family.

Many of them are easily accessible by public transport. Some have cafeterias inside, playgrounds, walking or running paths. Below you can find a list of the most popular large green areas in or near Istanbul and their location.

  • Belgrad forest (European side)
  • Atatürk Arboretum (European side)
  • Göktürk Lake nature park (European side)
  • Kemerburgaz City forest (European side)
  • Aydos forest, Kartal-Pendik-Sancaktepe (Asian side)
  • Polonezköy nature park (Asian side)
  • Mihrabat meadow, Kavacik (Asian side)
  • Emirgan meadow (European side)
  • Gözdagi meadow, Pendik (Asian side)
  • Beykoz meadow (Asian side)
  • Çubuklu meadow (Hidiv Pavilion meadow) (Asian side)
  • Otagtepe Fatih meadow (Asian side)
  • Nakkastepe People's garden, Kuzguncuk (Asian side)
  • Baruthane People's garden, Bakirköy (European side)
  • Basaksehir People's garden (European side)
  • Pendik People's garden (Asian side)
  • Rahmi Demir City forest, çekmeköy (Asian side)
  • Tasdelen picnic area, çekmeköy (Asian side)
  • Avcikoru nature park, Sile-çekmeköy (Asian side)
  • Fethi Pasa meadow, üsküdar (Asian side)
  • Mihrabat meadow, Kanlica (Asian side)
  • Yildiz park (European side)
  • Gülhane park, Eminönü (European side)
  • Fenerbahçe Dalyan park (Asian side)
  • Göztepe 60. Yil park (Asian side)
  • Selamiçesme özgürlük park (Asian side)
  • Bebek park (European side)
  • Kuruçesme Cemal Topuzlu park (European side)
  • Maçka Demokrasi park (European side)
  • Bakirköy Botanical Park (European side)
  • Nezahat Gökyigit Botanic garden, Atasehir (Asian side)
  • Yenikapi City park (European side)
  • Ulus park (European side)
  • Etiler Sanatçilar park (European side)
  • Sporcular park, 4.Levent (European side)
  • Abbasaga park, Besiktas (European side)
  • Validebag meadow, üsküdar (Asian side)
  • Cemile Sultan meadow, Kandilli (Asian side)
  • Çamlica meadow (Asian side)
  • Bayrampasa City park (European side)
  • Japanese garden, Baltalimani (European side)
  • Zeytinburnu Medical Plants garden (European side)
  • Atatürk City forest, Tarabya (European side)
  • Çilingoz nature park, çatalca (European side)
  • Orhangazi City park, Maltepe (Asian side)
  • Sakli Göl lake, Sile (Asian side)

There are also many green parks and forests on Princess Islands.

Hope to see you soon in Istanbul.