Emirgan Park



The Emirgan Park is at the Emirgan neighbourhood in the Sarıyer district of Istanbul, Turkey, on the European coast of the Bosphorus. The Famous Tulip Festival in this park is held in April.

The history of this park dates back to the 16th century. It became known as "Feridun Bey Park", when the land was granted to Nişancı Feridun Bey and it was named after him.

In the 17th century, Ottoman sultan Murad IV presented the estate to a Safavid commander, who surrendered his sieged castle without any resistance. The name "Feridun Bey Park" was changed to "Emirgûne”.

by the end of the 1860s, the park was owned by Khedive Ismail Pasha  who was the Ottoman governor of Egypt and Sudan. He built within the park area three wooden pavilions, in yellow, pink and white which still exist.

Through the years, the park was renamed to Emirgan. The park is 470,000 m2 wide and it consists of playgrounds, lakes, trails, pavilions and beautiful homes and restaurants.

The Emirgan Park is free to visit every day from 7:00 AM to 10:30 PM.

How to get to Emirgan Park from Taksim?

By a 6-minute walk from Taksim, you can get to the bus station and take 40T or 42T bus station and get off at Emirgan station.