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Emirgan Korusu, Istanbul

Emirgan Korusu is located in Sarıyer district of Istanbul. This grove, one of the most magnificent groves of the city, is a place worth seeing.

This grove amazes those who see it with its historical structure and natural beauty. Established on an area of ​​approximately 47 hectares on the shores of the Bosphorus, this grove is spread over the ridges and slopes. High walls were built around it. The grove has changed hands many times throughout history.

In the 17th century, the Ottoman Sultan IV. Murat gifted this place to the Emir of Iran. Although this place was known as Feridun Garden before, it was named Emirgan Grove after this gift. 19. In the 16th century, the Ottoman Sultan Abdulaziz gave this place to the Egyptian Khedive Ismail Pasha. Between 1871-78, 3 mansions were built here. These mansions are:
Yellow mansion, pink mansion, White Mansion. Since 1940 this place has been nationalized. With the initiative of the Istanbul Mayor of the time, Lütfi Kırdar, this park was turned into a park.

There are centuries-old trees in the park. As soon as you enter the park, you feel yourself in a corner of heaven. If you sit here for hours and watch nature, you cannot get enough.

Tulips are also found here. Istanbul is also known as the tulip garden of the Bosphorus. Since 2006, the Tulip Festival has been held here every April. If you go here, you should definitely take your loved ones and visit this park, which is known for its history and beauty.

Gül Demirci

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