Places to Visit in Bagcilar

Places to Visit in Bagcilar


  • Bagcilar

Bagcilar is one of the historical districts of Istanbul and is home to various traces of its history.

Here are some important things you need to know about the history of Bagcilar:

Roman and Byzantine Period: Bağcılar was located on the lands belonging to the Roman and Byzantine Empires in ancient times.

During these periods, it was known as a region where agriculture and trade flourished.

Ottoman Period: Bagcilar became an important agricultural region during the Ottoman Empire.

It was surrounded by villages, farms and vineyards.

During the Ottoman period, some historical mosques and fountains were built in the village.

Republican Period: During the Republican period, Bağcılar started to develop to a great extent within the scope of the expansion of Istanbul and urban transformation projects.

With the rapid growth of Istanbul, new residential areas and infrastructure projects were implemented.

Bağcılar becoming a District: In 1987, Bağcılar was officially recognized as a district of Istanbul.

The county, its population, and infrastructure grew rapidly.  

During this period, new residential areas, schools, hospitals, and shopping centers were built.

Bagcilar Today: Today, Bagcilar is positioned as one of the busiest areas of Istanbul.

It is a district where commercial, industrial and residential areas coexist.

Bağcılar draws attention with its modern infrastructure and public transportation facilities.


  • Chestnut Garden and Kastamonu Serife Baci Subject House

Chestnut Garden is an area that includes a magnificent social facility of approximately 11 thousand square meters reflecting the architectural features of the Kastamonu region.

This elegant garden is designed as a place where you can enjoy the view from a high point in Bağcılar.

A beautiful waterfall was built using the sloping structure of the garden.

In addition, visitors who are planning to have a picnic in each camellia are offered the opportunity to barbecue.

For those who love sports, there are also fitness equipment and a long hiking trail.

The garden features more than 200 chestnut trees and other different types of trees, as well as seating areas, picnic tables and viewing decks.

Chestnut Garden offers a relaxing and enjoyable place surrounded by the beauties of nature. Visitors can both be in touch with nature and enjoy social activities here.


  • Ottoman Mansion Social Facility

The Ottoman Mansion and Social Facility was put into service in 2011 and was designed in accordance with the characteristics of Ottoman architecture.

The Ottoman Mansion Social Nation Café was built on an area of 4,100 square meters, which contributes to the change of the new face and texture of Bağcılar.

Located in Ertugrul Gazi Park, this facility serves as a study center and library for visitors.

In addition to enriching everyone who loves to read and travel, it offers the opportunity to relax.

Built preserving the original texture of Ottoman architecture, this facility blends modern facilities with respect for history, offering visitors a unique experience.


  • Mehmed Akif Ersoy Culture and Arts Center and Museum, Taceddin Lodge

Taceddin Lodge Museum: It was opened to visitors on March 14, 2012 in Bağcılar.

The museum was designed faithfully to the original of the Taceddin Lodge, the original of which was located in Hamamonu in Ankara.

Mehmed Akif Ersoy Culture and Arts Center: It is a museum that contains a total of 685 written works and 127 original materials, such as the stone plaque version of the composition of the National Anthem and the notebook certificate containing the handwritten poems of Mehmed Akif Ersoy.

Both venues are open six days a week to local and foreign visitors, and those wishing to visit the museum can enter by appointment.


  • 212outlet Shopping Mall (AVM)

212 Outlet Shopping Center (AVM) is home to outlet stores of domestic and foreign brands.

This shopping center, also known as "Power Outlet", serves visitors with its free indoor and outdoor parking lot with a capacity of 3500 vehicles.

212 Outlet Mall (AVM) is an ideal place to meet the shopping and entertainment needs of individuals and families of all income levels and social statuses.

It appeals to all ages with its various social areas such as restaurant areas with terraces, modern movie theaters, baby care rooms, children's entertainment and play venues, first aid and health room  ,  and prayer room.  

In addition, 212 Outlet constantly supports its services with various activities.

Thus, it offers visitors an environment where they can not only shop, but also have a pleasant time.

In this way, 212 Outlet is an attractive meeting point not only for those who want to shop, but also for families and groups of friends.

You can easily reach Istanbul Airport (IST) and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) from Bagcilar to the desired destinations 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.

Click www.airtransferlines.com to take advantage of the advantages of Airtransferlines, to find the right vehicle and driver for you with a wide range of transfer options, to get information about your destination or to make a reservation.

AIRTRANSFERLINES is your personal transport advisor.

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