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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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This is located on the Asian side just underneath the big suspension bridge. It's not easy to get to, so if you are limited for time I would suggest that Dolmabache palace is a better option.
One benefit is that there are not a lot...More
Although this is a small palace, it is open to walk through on the inside and the furnishings are amazing. Baccarat crystal chandeliers, beautiful carpets and window features. The audio tour is very thorough and you can take your time inside. Disappointed no photos allowed...More
Visiting Beylerbeyi Palace was a memorable experience - the beautiful gardens, architecture, and especially the opulent interior made our visit worth every penny! An audio guide is included with your entrance fee, and the tour itself is very well thought out in terms of flow....More
To standards of palaces this is a somewhat little palace with only 30 rooms . Former Summer residences for sultans it has itens from France , Belgium, Egypt , Syria AND beautiful wood works and furniture made by one of Sultans himself. According to the...More
This is a great palace with beautiful garden. You can see some parts of daily lives of ottoman sultans and enjoy architecture and decorations, BUT, since it is on the asian part of Istanbul and a bit far from main historic sights of European side...More
Beylerbeyi palace is a good place to visit ,if you r in the Asian side,(closed every Monday and Thursday ) ,the entrance fees will include the audio guidance which will be available in different languages,but they ll not give it to you unless u put...More
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
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.