Places to Visit in Sultangazi

Places to Visit in Sultangazi



Sultangazi is a rich region that was located on the waterways of Istanbul during the Ottoman period and is home to the ruins of the waterways that have survived to the present day.

Before the conquest, Istanbul's water needs were met from the menba waters to the south of Halkalı and Cebecikoy, from the surface waters from the Belgrade Forests and from some of the waters coming from the Strandja Mountains.

The 242-kilometer transmission line passing through the region, built during the reign of Emperor Constantine, has survived to the present day.

On this line, it bears enormous traces, among which are the remains of 6 - 7 large aqueducts and  more than 30 small one-eyed aqueducts.

The ruins of the gallery belonging to the Genoese are among the important historical traces on the Cebecikoy stream.

Sultangazi made significant contributions to the water civilization during the Ottoman period.

Especially after the conquest of Istanbul by Mehmet the Conqueror, the people had to meet  their water needs from cisterns, as most of the large transmission lines were destroyed.

Fatih Sultan Mehmet repaired the gallery-shaped transmission line coming from the Belgrade Forests up to the Cebecikoy and Bozdogan Aqueducts up to the fountains.

The waters coming between Halkali and Cebecikoy are called Halkalı waters.

Built by Bayezid II, the Bayezid Waterway starts from 1700 meters south of Cebecikoy and extends to the south.

It first enters the tunnel from the Cicoz dome and then reaches Edirnekapi, Fatih Mosque courtyard, Bozdogan aqueduct and Bayezid square, respectively.

During the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, the rapid increase in the population of Istanbul brought about a water shortage, and in order to solve this problem, Suleiman the Magnificent commissioned Mimar Sinan to bring water from the Belgrade Forests.

The Suyolcu villages along the waterway route have undertaken services such as the protection and repair of waterways and outbuildings.

Villages that performed these services were exempted from taxes.

According to the tahrir record of 1520, the people of the village of Cebeci were exempted from taxes because they undertook the maintenance of the Kirkcesme waterway.

In the Ottoman administrative system, the region came to the fore as  various villages and farms connected to the Haslar district.

Cebeci village, Pirincci village, Cavuskoy, Cinarlihan and Habipler are among the villages mentioned in the documents.

Suyolcu villages are generally Christian and most of them have churches.

The ruin of the church in the village of Cebeci is one of these historical traces.

After the Tanzimat, the Muslim population in the region increased with the migrations from the Balkans.

It shows that most of the immigrants who settled in the region came from regions such as Shumen, Juma and Lofca.

Sultangazi was located on the Istanbul-Edirne, Balkans road, and the historical northern conquest road passed through this region.  

Currently, the road where the Topkapı-Habipler tram line passes is the historical Edirne road.

Transportation and transfer to the  vicinity  of Kemerburgaz, where the first municipal organization was established in the  region, was provided from this region.

During the Republican period, the region was governed by the Eyüp district for many years.

However, on 27.8.1963, together with villages such as Arnavutkoy, Bogazkoy, Bolluca, Cilingir, Cebecikoy was  taken from the Rami district of Eyup district and connected to the  newly established Gaziosmanpasa district.

Finally, on 6.3.2008, the district of "Sultangazi in the Province of Istanbul within the Boundaries of the Metropolitan Municipality" was officially established.


Places to Visit in Sultangazi


  • Sultangazi Fairy Tale Heroes Park

Fairy Tale Heroes Park, located in Sultangazi, is a corner of paradise carefully built on a large land of 25 thousand square meters.

This park  serves as a pleasant place  where children can throw off their energy and have the opportunity to meet 128 fairy tale heroes.

The park not only aims to have fun, but also contributes to the development of children's imagination.

128 fairy tale heroes such as Nasrettin Hodja, Keloglan, Snow White, and Smurfs, each of which is carefully designed, invite children to a unique world.

The park's large area of 25 thousand square meters offers plenty of space for children to run and play freely, while also  providing the opportunity to interact with different fairytale heroes.

This helps children develop their social skills and enrich their imaginations.

Fairy Tale Heroes Park has also become a great meeting point for families.

Parents can have a pleasant time in this magical atmosphere, accompanied by the joyful screams and laughter of their children.

At the same time, the natural and green landscape of the park offers a relaxing environment to visitors.

This special park continues to exist in the heart of Sultangazi as a place where children make their dreams come true and fairy tales come to life.

Fairy Tale Heroes Park is a valuable social place for the people of the region, offering children the opportunity to collect unforgettable memories and have a fun learning experience.


  • Sultangazi Traffic Training Park

Traffic Education Park is designed as a playground where children have fun and learn.

This park is pread over a large area of 5735 square meters and offers a fun environment while educating children about traffic rules.

While the training track in the park gives children the chance to improve their driving skills, horizontal and vertical traffic signs and signaling systems provide practical information to children by simulating real-life traffic situations.

In addition, pedestrian and level crossings, bicycle paths and pedestrian sidewalks provide the opportunity to experience different traffic scenarios in various parts of the park.

The park offers the to take theoretical and practical lessons with battery-powered vehicles, which allows children to have a fun driving experience and get acquainted with traffic rules.

In this way, children have the opportunity to develop their motor skills while learning traffic rules in a safe environment.

Elements such as overpasses and educational laboratories also offer children the chance to experience various traffic scenarios and learn about situations they may encounter in daily life.  

Traffic Education Park contributes to the development of children as an interactive platform where entertainment and learning come together.


  • Sultangazi Malkocoglu Sutcu Imam Park

Malkocoglu Sutcu Imam Park stands out as a place that draws attention with its unique atmosphere and natural beauties.

Spread over a large area of 4100 square meters in total, this park offers visitors the opportunity to have a peaceful escape and a pleasant time.

One of the most striking features of the park is the presence of two waterfalls that resemble the Pamukkale travertines.

The waterfalls reflect the immense beauties of nature, making the park a natural wonder.

Visitors can relax around these unique waterfalls and relieve their stress by listening to the melody of nature's cool waters.

In addition to the travertines, there are also various playgrounds in the park where children can play.

Playgrounds offer children the opportunity to have fun and improve their physical activities.

Sitting benches provide visitors with a comfortable resting area, while the walking path offers a pleasant walk in nature.

In addition, the café located in the park offers visitors the opportunity to have a cool drink and enjoy the view.

In this way, it is possible to meet friends in an environment surrounded by the beauties of nature or just to have a peaceful moment on your own.

By combining natural and modern elements, Malkocoglu Sutcu Imam Park offers visitors the opportunity to not only have a fun day out, but also find inner peace.


  • Cebeci Moglova Aqueduct

Located within the borders of Sultangazi, Cebeci District, Moglova Aqueduct was built by Mimar Sinan between 1554 and 1562 on the order of Suleiman the Magnificent.

These impressive aqueducts have a length of 257 meters and a height of 36 meters.

There are 8 eyes on both the lower and upper floors.

The Moglova Aqueduct is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list and in addition to carrying water, it also functions as a bridge thanks to the road inside.

In addition, the piers of the arch are made in the form of a pyramid so that it is not damaged by floods  and floods.

This design feature has contributed to the fact that the aqueducts have survived intact to this day.

The Moglova Aqueduct stands out with its architectural elegance and historical importance and has been taken under protection by UNESCO.

The arch attracts attention not only with its water-carrying function, but also with its architectural beauty and durability.

Nowadays, by visiting this arch, you can satisfy your interest in history and architecture.


  • Sultangazi Haci Bektas-i Veli City Forest

Haci Bektas-i Veli City Forest, located in Sultangazi,  is a special place that embraces a natural area of 770 acres.

You can enjoy the day at the picnic tables of this special forest, havea pleasant time on the adventure platform and store energy in the playground specially designed for those who want to relieve the tiredness of the week and  for children.

At the same time, you can experience peaceful moments in the fishing area and enjoy nature on the running, walking and cycling trails.

You can store oxygen by breathing the fresh air of the forest.

In the 17-meter-long observation tower, you can collect unforgettable memories by watching the magnificent view where green and blue meet, and you can take photos with this beautiful view.

Sultangazi Haci Bektas-i Veli City Forest stands out as an ideal place for those who want to relax and spend time with various activities.

This peaceful nature area offers an experience intertwined with nature, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

From Sultangazi, you can easily reach Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) on time.

Transportation Options: You can easily reach Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) by using public transportation options, Municipal Buses, Metro and Tram.

Before using these lines, you should check and select the appropriate timetables for your trip on the website.

Air transfer lines: You can reach Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) comfortably and effortlessly with your Airport Transfer reservations made on the Airtransferlines website.

With Airtransferlines, it provides a comfortable, unique Airport Transfer experience with the latest model luxury vehicles.

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