Bakirkoy in Istanbul – Learn about its most beautiful Landmarks

Bakirkoy in Istanbul

One of the most important landmarks of Bakirkoy district in Istanbul is the combination of the charming nature features in it from the sea, gardens, and beautiful weather to modern buildings and unique designs. All this paints an exquisite picture of one of the most beautiful areas on the European side of the city of the two continents.

Bakirkoy and its importance

Bakirkoy is located on the European side of Istanbul and extends over a wide part of the Marmara Sea’s coast. It is bounded to the north by the E-5 road, Istanbul’s main artery, and is about 30 minutes away from Fatih and Taksim in the city centre.

Bakirkoy is considered one of the most vital and service areas in Istanbul, with its high-end commercial and residential complexes, and competitive real estate opportunities that have made it the preferred destination for investors.

One of the main reasons that attract those wishing to spend the happiest times here is the long beach on the Marmara Sea, which gives the area a moderate atmosphere and beautiful nature.

In addition to the golden complexes and facilities that decorate the area, it contains a unique structure that qualifies it to form various activities.

Bakirkoy features and infrastructure

Bakirkoy is distinguished by its modern architecture, organized engineering plans, and wonderful designs. In addition to its sea corniche and the port in it, its integrated transportation network, as it passes through the Marmaray metro that connects it to the Asian section, the Yenikapi metro that connects it to the city center, and the Metrobus, which is the link between the regions of Istanbul as a whole.

As for its sound infrastructure and service and social facilities, it is one of the most important landmarks of the region as well. You have many parks, amusements, children’s games, hotels, restaurants, cafes, malls, schools, institutes, and universities.

That is why the region has gained investor interest as a vital centre within European Istanbul, containing a constellation of the most important real estate and residential and commercial complexes.

Bakirkoy area real estate and its features

Bakirkoy district in Istanbul is characterized by luxurious and upscale residential complexes, which are an important attraction for investors, especially those who want to be close to transportation and main roads as Bakirkoy is considered a central area in Istanbul.

The real estate prices in Bakirkoy are relatively high, due to its location, in the center of Istanbul and on the coast of the Marmara Sea, and because of the presence of high-end and luxurious residential complexes  in it, as well as luxury villas and hotel apartments.

Accordingly, the most important features of Bakirkoy real estate:

  1. Its charming view of the coast and its central location.
  2. Its proximity to various other areas of Istanbul.
  3. Its rich facilities and attractive services.
  4. Its modern infrastructure.
  5. The magnitude of the road network leading to it.
  6. The presence of residential and office complexes in modern style and wonderful engineering architecture.

Landmarks and social facilities of Bakirkoy

Bakirkoy contains one of the most important landmarks of Istanbul, which is Ataturk International Airport, whose vast areas are being converted into the largest public park in Turkey, after the opening of the new Istanbul airport, and a hospital was established in a record time, to increase medical services and the number of beds in the city within Recent health measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the other hand, Bakirkoy is made up of several neighborhoods that include several facilities that differ from each other in nature, characteristics, and facilities, and thus differ in their economic effectiveness and tourism movement. In the following paragraphs, we will address the most prominent landmarks of Bakirkoy.

Florya Park

Florya Park is located within the residential Florya neighborhood of Bakirkoy, which overlooks the Marmara Sea and extends along the seashore.

With the dense greenery decorated with different colors of tulips and the charming view that paints a wonderful painting at sunset, you can enjoy a stunning view without a financial cost because entry to the park is free, and the restaurants’ prices spread throughout the park are very reasonable.

The park includes very entertaining activities, especially for young children, such as the distinctive children’s games, the car race track, the sports running track, and the plant nursery.

The area of Florya includes natural beauty and heritage at the same time, by containing a palace overlooking the sea, which is like a museum visited by tourists today.

Istanbul Aquarium

Istanbul Aquarium allows you to enjoy the beauty of various aquatic organisms within the large and small glass basins in it.  It is the largest aquatic zoo in the Middle East and has been classified as one of the largest aquariums in Europe in terms of size and the number of marine life it contains.

Visitors can move between the huge ponds that contain large fish like sharks to the other small ponds that contain different types of fish and rare microorganisms. They can wander and explore an area estimated at 22 thousand square meters and ponds that can accommodate about 7 thousand cubic liters of water.

As for the types of marine creatures in them, they were classified according to their natural regions to which they belong, such as the Red Sea, Antarctica, the Amazon, the Gulf of Panama, and the Pacific Ocean. The Aquarium contains about 15 thousand marine creatures, and 1500 species of fish and others, such as reptiles, amphibians from Crocodiles, frogs, and snakes.

Not to mention the recreational areas within the aquarium, such as restaurants, cafes, and shops selling souvenirs and games.

Aqua Florya Mall

Adjacent to the Aquarium and has a direct and open view of the sea in a rare and majestic view among the malls. It also includes among its flanks the finest local and international brands and fashion.

Bakirkoy Botanic Park

The most beautiful thing mentioned in this park is the large, gradual slope through which the water flows to gather in the pool of winged golden horses, which boast many remarkable lights.

In the middle of the park is a pond with freshwater surrounded by fruit trees and dense vegetation, which makes it a home for different types of gentle turtles and beautiful birds. Also, you can enjoy a nice quiet tour on a boat that shows you the beauty of the whole lake.

As for the entertainment services involved, the park includes many different entertaining activities, especially for children, with the presence of large models of various dinosaurs and water and sand playgrounds for children.

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One of the places that most amazes children and spreads joy in their hearts is the anthropomorphic city of Smurfs within the park, which consists of many colorful huts in the form of Smurf houses and next to them are models of children’s favorite cartoon characters.

Istanbul Aviation Museum

It presents aircraft and aviation equipment previously used from the First World War to the present day. The museum tells the history of aviation with its exquisite sculptures and the monuments displayed in it.

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Florya Atatürk Forest

It consists of large areas that were afforested in 1937 to protect the region from winds and storms, and today it is a huge and lush forest. With all the fun and entertainment activities you and your family can do there, it is a wonderful place to spend a unique weekend.

Galleria Istanbul Mall

It is the first modern shopping center in Turkey that was established in 1987 on the model of the Galleria Houston Center in Texas, USA.

It is still one of the most vital commercial centers, with more than 130 shops, including international and local brands, restaurants, cafes, cinemas, children’s games, a bowling alley, and a ski hall.

Bakirkoy Freedom Square

Bakirkoy Freedom Square is a huge yard set for pedestrians relatively close to the sea. It has a special atmosphere and sometimes organizes some popular gatherings. It is also full of cafes and popular seating places, as well as the two large shopping centers overlooking it, namely the Carousel Shopping Center and the Capacity Mall.

Bakirkoy Museum of Psychiatric and Neurological Diseases 

It contains many medical tools and equipment used over the last hundred years and presents the history of the development of medicine and medical devices with the effects preserved in it.

Fildami Cistern

It is an ancient Roman race field, which was used as a racing field at the time, then turned into a venue for open concerts, and then remained an open place that can be visited to this day.

Edited by: Extra Property ©

Source: Municipality of Bakirkoy + gezilmesi gereken yerler

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