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Beylerbeyi Palace

Parte asiatica | a orillas del Bosforo, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 321 9320
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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 staterooms and 26 smaller rooms.
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Parte asiatica | a orillas del Bosforo, Istanbul, Turkey
Uskudar
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1 - 10 of 118 reviews

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Easy to park by and cheap to enter, this place is a peaceful haven and yet paradoxically beneath the hyper busy first Bosphorus bridge. The palace itself is accessible only by timed tours, in English or Turkish, which are slow enough to enable a good...More

Thank Aysegul D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

you can see the gallery + palace and take a breath at the cafe with the beautiful sea view. i advice you to see there !

Thank BadeTugce
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Onto the Asian side of Istanbul and we find another magnificent, well decorated posh looking Palace similar inside to the Dolmabahce to some extent. Certainly no expenses spared in decorating this one. Close to the Bosphorus bridge. Well maintained place. Coffee shop available. No individual...More

Thank docboy
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

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 Istanbul it is a must...More

Thank Karin E
Reviewed 14 September 2016

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, much less crowded and there are no queues to wait for. Built...More

1  Thank TubaKoseogluOkcu
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

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 from the Bosphorus, from where its two bathing pavillions, one for the harem (women's only)...More

Thank hakan b
Reviewed 26 August 2016

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 one to build a second palace so close to...More

Thank jaybeeFL
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

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 see it if you are in Istanbul by taking the ferry to uskoudar then going...More

Thank mazen730
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Really Sultans used to live in different life. Big palace with 24 rooms. Many halls, corridors with marvelous decorations. Nice Turkish Hamam facing the sea and beautiful garden. We had to wait 30 minutes to get English translation so decided to go with Turkish group...More

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

For my personal taste Beylerbeyi palace is the best in Istanbul ! It's less touristic , unique location and what is interesting - here you feel more mix of East and West architecture and culture - the chandeliers , the columns , the furniture ....More

Thank Danny S
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Uskudar
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
...More
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J0umanaK
14 October 2016|
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Response from mazen730 | Reviewed this property |
Take the metro from kartal to uskdar then take the bus number 15 to beylerbi sarayi
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Lakangkang
29 August 2016|
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Response from jaybeeFL | Reviewed this property |
If I recall correctly, photos are allowed on the grounds but not inside the palace.
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