Kara Pirî Paşa Village Gardens (MEGT)
Istanbul, Türkiye
Evliya Çelebi describes this place as follows: Since Kara Pirî Paşa [grand vizier under Selim I and Süleyman I from 1517 to 1523] enjoyed the orchards, gardens, water, and weather of this location, he planted a garden and ordered the building of a village here; it is thus named after him. There about 1,000 prosperous houses with gardens and vineyards.

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 “Kara Pirî Paşa Village Gardens.” 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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Date of entry of information: August 2007
Dates of attested life: 1517/ 1523 - 19th century
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