Mirahor Köşkü Promenade, Kağıthane (MEGT)
Istanbul (Golden Horn), Turkey
Evliya Çelebi describes this place as follows:
Mirahor Köşkü is an ornamented timber construction on a meadow by the Kâğıthane River. The imperial horses graze at Mirahor Köşkü Mesiresi. An emir from Istanbul lives at this köşk and gives banquets for the sultan here and gifts him horses. . . . It is resting place under the shadow of plane trees, and it has no equal in the whole world. The noble horses of the imperial family graze at this large and green pasture, where there grow a variety of kinds of grass; oats, clover, weed, and some other kinds which do not grow at other locations. . . . The meadow of Kağıthane is world-famous; . . . after grazing for ten days at this pasture, even the weakest horses in poor health would grow fat.

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 “Mirahor Köşkü Promenade, Kağıthane.” 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 (Golden Horn), Turkey
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Dates of attested life to 19th century
Date of entry of information: August 2007
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Mirahor Köşkü Promenade, Kağıthane (MEGT)
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