Built into the wall of Gülhane Park, this intriguing, polygonal building is where the sultan would sit to watch the periodic parades of...
Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Literature Museum Library
Built into the wall of Gülhane Park, the Alay Köşkü (Parade Kiosk) is where the sultan would sit and watch the periodic parades of...
Gülhane Park was once the outer garden of Topkapı Palace, accessible only to the royal court. These days crowds of locals come here to...
Scruffy but authentic, this cafe is recommended for a nargile (₺20) on the platforms tumbling down the hillside.
Gülhane Kandil Tesisleri
In spring, the perfume from a profusion of hyacinths blooming in Gülhane Park wafts over the outdoor tables of this garden cafe, which...
Alemdar Caddesi · interesting places nearby
Sublime Porte information
This outrageously curvaceous rococo gate leads into the precincts of what was once the grand vizierate, or Ottoman prime ministry, known in the West as the Sublime Porte thanks to this flamboyant entrance. Today the buildings beyond the gate hold various offices of the İstanbul provincial government (the Vilayeti).