Fethi Pasha Korusu (City Park), Istanbul

Fethi Pasha Korusu (City Park), Istanbul

After decades of neglect, this park was recently renovated by Istanbul's municipal government and is currently one of the most beautiful and pleasant public parks in the Turkish capital. Located on one of the hills that descend from the Asian side of the city to the Bosphorus Strait, in the district of Üsküdar, the site honors Fethi Ahmet Pasha, one of the governors of the Ottoman Empire during the 19th century.

Those looking for a green escape from the humdrum of city life, where they could have a picnic or eat at affordable prices – either in a self-service cafe or a restaurant – will find this park a perfect fit. Due to being situated in a lesser-known area, the place is not so crowded, and the walkways use the space to good advantage, making it feel larger than it really is.

The climb from the shore of the Bosphorus takes about half an hour walking, as the trail makes many detours to counter the steep slope of the hill; however, at the journey's end, you will be rewarded with some lovely views of the strait.

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Sight Name: Fethi Pasha Korusu (City Park)
Sight Location: Istanbul, Turkey (See walking tours in Istanbul)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
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