Yahya Efendi Promenade (MEGT)
Istanbul, Türkiye
Evliya Çelebi (Seyahatnâmesi, 1:135b) describes this place as follows: It is a valley between a large hill and a green river which is adorned with plane trees, weeping willow, mastic trees, walnut trees, and cypresses. The hymns and chants of the birds—chaffinch, blackbird, finch, nightingale, tits, etc.—draw travelers to the site, and lovers converse at this location, which is an old recreation place.

Source: Travel Account, 17th century

-Nurhan Atasoy, Seyit Ali Kahraman


Evliya Çelebi Seyahatnâmesi: Topkapı Sarayı Bağdat 304 Yazmasının transkripsiyonu (Open in Zotero)

Originally published at: Atasoy, Nurhan, and Seyit Ali Kahraman “Yahya Efendi Promenade” Middle East Gardens Traditions. Dumbarton Oaks, December 1, 2014. https://www.doaks.org/resources/middle-east-garden-traditions/catalogue/C98. Archived at: https://perma.cc/5UDZ-R9BM.

Istanbul, Türkiye
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Dates of attested life: -19th century
Date of entry of information: August 2007
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Yahya Efendi Promenade
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