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This summer residence of the Sultans was also used to house foreign heads of state visiting the Ottoman capital. Several palaces had been built and demolished at this site over the years. The present structure was built between 1861-1865 and has six...more
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It’s closed on a Monday but for 5TL you can walk in the gardens and enjoy the restaurant and gift shop. To enter the palace is 40Tl. There is a bus stop right outside the entrance so easy to reach if you have gotten to...More
I want to party like a Sultan. Very cool palace. You can imagine the history here and the Sultan life of luxury. Facinating audio tour describing the rooms and the amazing detail of the chairs, tables, walls, ceilings, and rugs. Oh and don't forget the...More
A guide will be beneficial to appreciate this place. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. She spoke in Spanish and English. She gave us a detailed history of the sultans that resided there, their wives and concubines and politics during those times. The place...More
The palace is a bit difficult to reach as it is located on the Asian coast but well worth the visit especially if you have already been to Istanbul before and want to see something different. We took a ferry from Eminönü and then a...More
The summer palace is rather a small one. And the parts you can see is limited. You can not enter the rooms but seeing all the furniture etc. is amazing nevertheless. Actually the palace and its gardens are huge but you're only allowed to see...More
This palace is a little more difficult to find, since it is on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. But it is well worth the trouble. You can catch the hop-on hop-off ferry near Kabatas and get off right at the palace, then hop on...More
At the Beylerbeyi you can feel history. Beylerbeyi means „Lord of Lords“ and the palace located in Üsküdar (Asian part) in Istanbul. It was built in the 1860s as an Imperial Ottoman summer residence. While you are there you should take the time and take...More
We took a private tour and they brought us here. Paid admission and they give you a guided headset audio tour. Beautiful garden by the sea. The house is amazing. The colors and finishes. You can imagine the history happening here. The chandeliers are memorable...More
Beylerbeyi Palace is built by Sultan Abdul Aziz in 19 th century. Located along the Bosphorus. Architecture is baroque style. Like other places it consists of acceptance halls and harem section where sultans and their families used to live there. Its amazing palace....
Stunning rooms and so much history! The pool on the inside and the staircases were magnificent, I wish photos were permitted inside! There's also a gift shop, and I loved the gates going out towards the water. Guided tours in Turkish and English are provided...More
Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s most densely populated neighbourhoods. Once a Greek colony, later a haven for people from across the Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons. Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by its myriad treasures than by its many thousand
residents. And with fairytale settings such as the “Maiden’s Tower” as well as grand examples of Ottoman Era architecture, plenty of parks, a gorgeous and lengthy coastline, and some of Turkey’s holiest sites, there’s no end to the sightseeing possibilities. Easily reached from the city’s European shores via a steady network of ferries, time spent in Uskudar reveals a “real life” Istanbul that many who experience find extremely fascinating.