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Yildiz Palace Museum

Yildiz Mah. Barbaros Bulv. Hamam Sok. No:62 | Gayrettepe, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 258 30 80
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good25%
  • Average29%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible7%
21 Feb 2016
“Charming pavilions of the late Ottoman sultans”
8 Dec 2015
“They lived so fancy”
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Yildiz Mah. Barbaros Bulv. Hamam Sok. No:62 | Gayrettepe, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 258 30 80
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Yildiz Park, Yildiz Palace and the Sale Pavilion are a set of royal enclaves from the Ottoman era. This palace is really a group of pavilions and villas built by the Sultan Abdul Hamit II, who was paranoid about a sea-based attack on the Dolmabahce...More

1  Thank owen m
Reviewed 8 December 2015

It was so nice to finally visit Yildis Palace that i always heard about... actually it was not allowed to visit the palace itself ...you can visit only the museum. but it was weird that it is not allowed to take photos in the yards...More

3  Thank shazaryou
Reviewed 6 December 2015

it's nice place to visit if you have time and you don't know what to do. you can see most of it in TopKapi do if you don't have time to visit you will not miss too much. you can see there sultans belongs and...More

1  Thank Adham411
Reviewed 1 December 2015 via mobile

At first there is a difference between yildiz shale museum which is a great place and a must see if you go to yildiz park and the yildiz palace museum which is actually a separated partition of yildiz shale and its entry is directly from...More

3  Thank Ali M
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

This is actually a series of pavilions originally built for the sultans mother at the top of the hill several mikes from the palace. (Your guess as to why. ). Many famous heads of state have stayed or partied there including presidents clinton and bush...More

2  Thank charlesgolden
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Nice museum , precious items belong to latest sultans(19 century ) are exhibited there . It's not huge palace like dolmabhche and too limited halls could be visited. Part of the palace is under construction now .the entry fee is 10TL . Nice to visit...More

1  Thank Amer M
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I see this museum didn't get very good reviews, but we enjoyed it. Our host drove us there. It wasn't vey expensive and it is't huge so we didn't need a lot of time to go through it. We walked through it on our own....More

1  Thank BeckySD
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

Didn't actually go in. Was intrigued because my museum pass explicitly said it gave entry. Thought I would loop it in with Dolmabahce. Apparently not. So after walking all the way up the hill ' jerk guard' insisted I would be spending l20. ( gone...More

Thank c c
Reviewed 27 July 2015

the palace has been under construction for almost a year and it's quite boring compared to dolmabahçe, poor in content as well

1  Thank lou k
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We walked the 45 minutes from the nearest train station only to be yelled at by a military guy for walking into an active construction site. Call before going to make sure it is open.

2  Thank unorugby
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for
space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green
parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather
wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of
opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For
folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a
constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s
waterways are to its rich history, there's the
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