Gulhane Park, an outer garden with grove and rose gardens inside the Topkapi Palace during the Ottoman Empire, was organized in the time of Cemil Pasa (Topuzlu) and turned into a park in 1912 and opened to the public.
Gulhane Park History
Gulhane Park was an exterior garden of the Topkapi Palace in the Ottoman Empire with grove and rose gardens. The first movement of the Tanzimat Edict which was accepted as the first step of democracy in our history, Islahat Edict was read on November 3, 1839 by Abdulmecit Minister Mustafa Resit Pasha. Cemil Pasha (Topuzlu) was organized in time and turned into a park in 1912 and went public.
During the Republican era, Gulhane Park gained a special importance as the place where Atatürk set foot in the Istanbul district after the Independence War. To commemorate this, the first statue of Atatürk was erected here in 1927. Atatürk showed his latin letters to the public for the first time in this park on 1 September 1928. While Ataturk’s body was sent to Ankara, the last ceremony in Istanbul was held on 19 November 1938 in the Sarayburnu section of Gulhane Park.
Gulhane Park Attractions
1- Istanbul Archaeological Museum
Istanbul Archaeological Museum: The Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great, the head of Alexander, the mummy of the King Sidon of Tabnit, the statue of Kornelia Antonia, the statue of the river god Okeanos and many more works are among the few museums of Europe. The museum welcomes millions of local and foreign tourists every year. It may take 1-2 hours to visit the entire museum. To go to the museum you have to use the slope to the right of the entrance. When you are halfway up the hill you will see the museum on the left.
2- Islamic Science and Technology Museum
Islamic Science and Technology Museum: Dr. Opened in 2008 as a result of the great efforts and efforts of Fuat Sezgin, the Museum allows us to see inventions made by Islamic scholars from the 9th to 16th centuries in different cities and periods of Islamic geography. In many areas such as astrology, physics, mathematics, water clocks, compasses, instruments for calculating the motion of planets and stars, and more inventions await visitors. < Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts.
The entrance to the museum on the left after entering through the Istanbul gate is 10 Lira per person. The museum card is valid.
3- Museum of Ancient Oriental Art
The building, which was built in 1883, was turned into a museum between 1917-1919 by the Archaeological Museum Director Halil Edhem Bey to exhibit the works of the Near Eastern countries. You can see 74 thousand cuneiform tablets in the museum where there are artifacts belonging to pre-Greek, Egyptian and Arabian peninsula of Anatolia and Mesopotamia. The first love letter and BC. The marriage certificate of the 2,000s is the most remarkable works of the museum.
4- Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar Library
Inside the library, which contains more than a thousand writers, around nine thousand books, there are corners reserved for Nazım Hikmet, Orhan Kemal, Nedim and Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar. The library, which hosts many literary-themed events, also has a sohber room on the lower floor. Among the greens, it is a very elegantly designed library where you can read books or do research with bird sounds.
5- Tiled Pavilion Museum
Tiled Kiosk Museum: Originally used as a summer residence by Fatih Sultan Mehmet, the mansion is known as the Sirca Kiosk, but it is now known as the Tiled Kiosk because of its tiles and ceramics. The Tiled Kiosk, located right across from the Archaeological Museum, offers you the opportunity to see all the talents of tiling in these lands, as well as to see nearly 2,000 pieces of archaeological excavations.
The Asik Veysel Statue, the Ataturk Statue and the Goths Column from the Romans are the other areas within the park.
Where is Gulhane Park? And How to get there?
Address: Cankurtaran Mh., Kennedy Cd., Fatih / Istanbul
Transportation: Those who want to come by public transportation; After arriving at Eminonu, you can use the Kabatas-Bagcilar Tram Line and get off at Gülhane Stop.
Those who want to come with a private vehicle; After arriving in Eminonu, they can reach here with the help of signs.