The old cafes in Emirgan, on the European shore of the Bosphorus, are very populer Emirgan Municipal Park extends along the wooded hills, where there are many paths for strolling and, contains three cafes in old mansions. A magnificent Tulip Festival is held here each spring.
Bellow the park is small Bay of Istinye which, for many years, housed shipyards. When those moved to another area, the natural beauty of the bay was restored.
A major street extends hills to the Bosphorus and joins the shore at the Bay of Tarabya, a small yatch harbour. On one side of the harbour are the summer residence of the German Embassy and a beach with modern facilities; on the other side is the new a five-star Tarabya hotel. Restaurants serving fish and Turkish meze (horsd’ oeuvres) line the shore.
Sakıp Sabancı Museum
On the hills of Emirgan, the Atlı Köşk (Horse Pavilion), formerly Sakıp Sabancı’s residence, was converted a museum housing the family’s rich collection of imperial decrees,, paintings and antiquites. Temprorary exhibits of world-renowned artists and of historic artifacts are shown in the annex buildings added to the property.
Sadberk Hanım Museum
On the ses front at the Sariyer entrance situates Koc families first private museum. Larger building has the displays of fantastic etnographic goods, last few hundred years Turkish way of life goods. On this part temprorary exhibitions set up yearly. Smaller bulding displays on 3 stories a very fine and rich examples of Turkeys’ archological history in chornological order.