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Iskender Çelebi Garden

 
Catalogue
Ottoman Gardens
City
Istanbul
Country
Turkey
Dates
16th century ca. 19th century
Authors
Nurhan Atasoy;
Seyit Ali Kahraman

Description

Evliya Çelebi describes this place as follows: It is another heavenly garden by the seaside, designed by Mimar Sinan, which, during the reign of Sultan Selim II, belonged to a district treasurer called Iskender Çelebi. Later, because Iskender Çelebi died with no successors, the garden passed on to the sultans and became a private garden for them. Evliya Çelebi says this garden had 200 gardeners, and includes it as one of the forty imperial gardens.

 

Source

  • Travel Account, 17th century
Catalogue
Ottoman Gardens
City
Istanbul
Country
Turkey
Dates
16th century ca. 19th century
Authors
Nurhan Atasoy;
Seyit Ali Kahraman