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Beylerbeyi Palace

As you approach the Beylerbeyi wharf in Istanbul, Beylerbeyi Palace welcomes you with its breathtaking appearance.

Beylerbeyi, located in Anatolian/ Asian Side, has been one of Istanbul’s most special places throughout the history of Istanbul. The Beylerbeyi Palace is situated in a magnificent location overlooking the Bosphorus.

The Beylerbeyi Palace reflects the splendid life of the Ottomans, and was built by Sultan Abdulaziz from 1861 to 1865. The architects of the palace were Agop and Sarkis Balyan.

The French Empress Eugenie visited the palace and was said to have had replica windows based on those of the palace placed the Tuilleries Palace in her own country. (Maybe you’d like to see it yourself with a short trip to France!)

One of the most interesting facets of the palace is the Turkish motifs in the front. The inner decorations are embellished with a western ornament style. There are 26 rooms and 6 saloons in the three-storied palace.

There is a pool in one of the saloons in the middle of the palace. Besides verandas and horse stables there are also sofas, ornaments, carpets and curtains, all of which have been preserved to date.

You can visit the palace on all the days of the week from 09.00 – 17.00 except for Mondays and Thursdays. Museum admission fee is 20 Try.

Address: Abdullahağa Caddesi 81210 Beylerbeyi
Ph: +90 216 321 93 20

Beylerbeyi Palace Museum

Located just beneath the pedestal on the Asian side of the Bosphorus Bridge, the Beylerbeyi district has long been one of Istanbul’s most privileged. Today, the Beylerbeyi Palace is located here. The palace was constructed under the edict of Sultan Abdülaziz between 1861 and 1865 in place of an outdated wooden coastal palace.

The architects Agop and Sarkis Balyan under the edict of the Sultan constructed the palace, which is considered to be one of the masterpieces of the glorious Ottoman era. Beylerbeyi impressed many visiting dignitaries, including the French Empress Eugenie. She had the windows in the guest room duplicated for her bedroom based on the Tuilleries Palace in France.

One of the most striking features of the palace is in the facade and internal decorations. Eastern and Turkish motives are employed in combination with the ornamental elements of the West. In the three-storey palace, there are 26 rooms and six halls. Ornate chairs, ornaments, carpets and curtains from the palace have survived to this date. One of the halls, located in the middle of the palace, is equipped with a pool. Behind the palace are a large pool, terraces and stables.

You can visit the palace on weekdays, except for Monday and Thursday, between 09.30 and 17.30.

Phone: +90 216 321 93 20

Address: Abdullahağa Caddesi, Beylerbeyi – Üsküdar

The Beylerbeyi Palace

Located just beneath the pedestal in the Anatolian side of the Bosphorus Bridgethe Beylerbeyi district has been one of the most privileged corners almost since its existence where palaces were built. Today, the Beylerbeyi Palace, whose name is identified with the district, is located in here today. The palace was constructed under the edict of Sultan Abdülaziz between 1861 and 1865 in place of an outdated wooden coastal palace.

The palace, which we can consider as one of the masterpieces of the glorious Ottoman life, was constructed by the architect Agop and Sarkis Balyan under the edict of the Sultan. Beylerbeyi impressed many visiting dignitaries, including the French Empress Eugenie. She had the windows in the guest room duplicated for her bedroom in the Tuilleries Palace in France.

One of the most striking points of the palace is that especially in the facade and internal decorations, Easter and Turkish motives are employed in combination with the ornamental elements of the West. In the three-storey palace, there are 26 rooms and six halls. Pieces such as seats, ornaments, carpets and curtains in the palace could be survived to date.  One of the halls located in the middle of the palace is equipped with a pool. Again, on the back side are a large pool, terraces and stables.

Having been available for visiting since 1984, you can visit the palace at weekdays except for Monday and Thursday between 09.30 and 17.30.

Telephone: 0216 321 93 20 – 321 95 51
Address: Abdullahağa Caddesi, Beylerbeyi – Üsküdar

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