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Beylerbeyi Palace
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With exquisite rooms and Bosphorus views fit for a sultan, venture to this former 19th-century summer palace to glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the Ottoman dynasty. Commissioned by Sultan Abdülaziz and built by imperial architects, Sarkis Balyan and Agop Balyan, the Neo-Baroque palace mixes western and eastern grandeur, with the layout of a traditional Turkish house. This style provided the perfect setting for hosting the foreign heads of state and sovereigns who once graced the floors here. It also served as the place of house arrest for Abdül Hamit II, the last sultan to have autocratic control over the Ottoman dynasty. He died here in 1918, nine years after his dethronement. Today, visitors can explore the palace and gardens that are situated by the First Bosphorus Bridge in Asia.
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Sep 16, 2016
Karin E
This palast is a beautiful little place you have to see. The rooms are breathtaking. For us as a normal persons it is out of our imagination what kind of richness it was in these days. If you come to... read more>>
Sep 14, 2016
TubaKoseogluOkcu
Located on the Asian side of the Bosphorus, Beylerbeyi Palace is a great palace to visit in Istanbul. It's very similar to Dolmabahçe Palace in terms of architectural style but it's much smaller... read more>>
Sep 8, 2016
hakan b
Beylerbeyi Palace was built by the Ottoman Sultan Abdulaziz between 1861-1865, and the architect was Sarkis Balyan. The palace was designed as summer residence. The palace looks its most attractive... read more>>
Aug 26, 2016
jaybeeFL
This palace was built as the summer residence for the Sultan Aziz in 1865. It is located down the Bosporus about 2-3 miles from Dolmabahce but on the Asian side. One wonders why and what possesses... read more>>
Aug 26, 2016
mazen730
Breath taking palace with a very beautiful garden outside and a huge pool inside with crystal chandlers and beautiful drawn selling furthermore breath taking modern furniture To conclude you must... read more>>
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