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Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul At Sultanahmet Is An Inspirational Stop During The International Istanbul Tulip Festival

April 14, 2018 Luxury Hotels No Comments Email Email

Being a national symbol of Turkey, tulips have had a major role in Turkish arts and culture for centuries. Organised by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality for the 13th time, the Istanbul Tulip Festival will take place throughout April.

Set in the historical peninsula, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet has a convenient location due to its close proximity to Sultanahmet Square, where world’s largest Tulip Carpet will come to life with 565 thousand live tulips covering a space of 1,737 square metres (18,700 square feet). The tulip, which is the symbol of Istanbul, will be woven on carpets during the festival. The design of carpet is changing every year and the new one can be seen this year from April 14, 2018 onwards. Additionally, millions of tulips have been planted in the parks of Istanbul as a part of the festival, including Gülhane Park, which is only steps away from Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet and has 2,250,000 tulips of 49 different types.

As part of the festival, millions of tulips will bloom throughout Istanbul and the festival will also host many artists and works of art, including the art of marbling, which has a unique place in Turkish traditional arts. This year, a total of 30 million domestic produced tulip bulbs that features 125 different species of tulips were planted all around Istanbul. Five million of these tulips were produced in villages close to Istanbul while 25 million of them were brought from various provinces and districts of Anatolia.

A visit to the Old Town during the festival can be turned into a great excuse to enjoy lunch, Saturday brunch and dinner by the enchanting surroundings of Istanbul’s defining monuments. Having a beautifully landscaped courtyard, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet is worth paying a visit during spring as it is also home to beautiful tulips.

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