Iskender Çelebi Garden (MEGT)
Istanbul, Turkey
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


-Nurhan Atasoy, Seyit Ali Kahraman


Source:

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


Originally published at: Atasoy, Nurhan, and Seyit Ali Kahraman “Iskender Çelebi Garden.” 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.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Dates of attested life: 16th century- 19th century
Date of entry of information: August 2007
Style Periods
1299-1922
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Iskender Çelebi Garden
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landscape
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