Find it

Abbasağa Park

Cihannüma Mh., Beşiktaş, Istanbul

Always open

This pleasant neighbourhood park in Beşiktaş is great for a short walk (albeit an up-and-down one), resting or even doing some exercises (there is a basketball court and a fitness equipment area). It also has a huge community of cats.

Perhaps the park’s biggest attraction is its decent-sized amphitheatre which became a focal point for forums during the Gezi protests in the summer of 2013. People gathered night after night to have their say, play music, and eat and drink together (read more here). In the spring and summer months, the amphitheatre also hosts concerts and an open-air cinema.


Buy the latest issue
Or, browse the back issues here
Issue 59, June 2019 Behind Closed Doors
£ 12.00



If you like this, don't miss..
Cornucopia Digital Subscription

Cornucopia Online

Cornucopia has joined forces with the digital publishing platform Exact Editions to offer individual and institutional subscribers unlimited access to a searchable archive of fascinating back issues and every newly published issue. This brand new resource is available cross-platform on web, iOS and Android and offers a comprehensive search function, allowing the title’s cultural content to be delved into at the touch of a button.

Digital Subscription: £18.99 / 1 year

Subscribe now

Print subscribers automatically receive FREE access to the digital archive. If you are already a subscriber, please register at www.exacteditions.com/digital/cornucopia with your subscriber account number or contact subscriptions@cornucopia.net