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Gülhane Park

Listed under City Parks in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Gulhane Park is by the entrance to Topkapi Palace – it used to be the grounds, or the front lawn more like. It's one of the largest green spaces in Istanbul, and one of the city's oldest parks, it's been open to the public since 1912, but some of the trees are hundreds or years older than that. There's an impressive collection of botanical species if you're interested in that sort of thing – including elms, oaks, ash, terebinth, ilex and wild pears. There's also some ancient sculpture, if you're into another kind of park decoration.

Written by  Eric Hallum.

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