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Beylerbeyi Palace

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Address: Parte asiatica | a orillas del Bosforo, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 216 321 9320

This summer residence of the Sultans was also used to house foreign heads...

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 staterooms and 26 smaller rooms.

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Took a tour from European side of Istanbul to visit this Palace in Asian side. Worth a visit and the palace is beautiful because it is well preserved. Photographs and videos are... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2014
Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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75 reviews
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Took a tour from European side of Istanbul to visit this Palace in Asian side. Worth a visit and the palace is beautiful because it is well preserved. Photographs and videos are not allowed inside. The palace is located just below the Bosphorus bridge and Bosphorus.

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Vienna VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Took a boat from the Golden Horn across the Bosphorus to the Asian side to see Beylerbeyi Palace. The palace and grounds are beautiful -- and the palace itself was not very crowded. Well worth a trip and the ride across the bosphorus is always a fun adventure. Get lunch on the Asian side as well...lovely day trip!

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

A group of us did a city tour and this palace was included on the tour. The palace is breathtaking and truly impressive. The sheer size of everything, the thought that went into the building and design all those years ago and the history attached to it all held me and my imagination captive. You are not allowed to take... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

This was a palace built on the asian side of Istanbul as a summer house. The interior is similar to Domabahce palace and a nice place to visit as part of a tour. Not essential but good to see the architecture and interior changing through the times.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

This is the most charming and beautiful of the Palaces. You really do not need a tour guide or interpreter look up the facts on the net or buy a book. It has stunning views of the Bosporus and exquisite furniture.I love wandering round this building - its far nicer then Dolmabahce.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

spend 80 lira's for 4of us,got to the palace and been told we have to wait 1,5 hrs for an English tour guide.There was a huge group of Spanish tourists in front and we been told we can join them but they had spanish guide so what's the point then?we were refused the refund so we went to caffee near... More 

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Geneva, NY
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Touring this palace gives you a real up close view of Sultan life. Room after room of exquisite decor was stunning. Furniture and chandeliers have to be seen - so ornate and beautiful. You have to wear shoe covers, and with carpeting throughout you have to be careful not to slide. No photography allowed, but don't let that dissuade you... More 

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Provo, Utah
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

If you want to see a wonderful little palace that is off the beaten path, this is the perfect place. We were on the Big Bus, and were the only ones to get off at this location. Once on the property, we found that (unlike many of the other attractions) this palace had few visitors, no lines, and was a... More 

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Manama, Bahrain
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Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

Nice start to discovering the sites of Istanbul. Me, my wife and two young daughters got there on the Big Bus. Weather was great so we enjoyed some tea from the cafe in the garden. The palace itself is very ornate and has a few stories. All tours are guided which is a good thing. Not as busy as the... More 

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Reeuwijk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

This small palace is nice to see. There is an english tourguide. We did the tour and it took less then an hour. We went there by dolmus from the boatstop in Uskudar. It stops right in front of the palace. In a dolmus you have to pay cash, it costs less than 2TL per person.

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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.
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