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Minaret Park & Shanadar Park

TIME : 2016/2/19 3:32:57

These two parks, known as the 'twin parks' are connected by the Erbil Teleferique and offer a green area in the heart of the city.

Minaret Park was named after the towering 36m-tall Mudhafaria Minaret (aka Chooli Minaret) thought to be the only remnant of what was once a large mosque built during the rule of Sultan kokburi, between 1190 and 1232.

Opposite Minaret Park is Shanadar Park, where lively Newroz celebrations are held in March. The park has fountains and an art gallery where you can sometimes stumble upon art exhibitions. Keep an eye out for live shows – if they are happening they are likely to happen at Shanadar.

Both parks are packed on Fridays.

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