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Beylerbeyi Palace

Address: Abdullah Aga Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 216 321 9320
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Private Half-Day Tour: Istanbul's Two Continents
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Ranked #74 of 670 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This summer residence of the Sultans was also used to house foreign...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Vienna, Austria
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is an intersting palace to visit because inside you will find it almost fully furbished as it was hundreds years ago. You can walk around and see the old carpets, tapestries, chairs, tables, vases, etc. from the old times, exactly as the Sultan experienced it. The rooms are vast, really palace-style, and the decorations/furniture is still in a good... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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46 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

With so many amazing things to visit in Istanbul, Beylerbeyi Palace is nearly unknown to many self-guiding tourists. My best Turkish friend--an official guide who has been working in Istanbul for about a year--told me that he had only been there twice. It is however a good way to spend some time and should definitely be included if you venture... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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63 reviews 63 reviews
53 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This is a beautiful palace and is being used only during summer. Located just near the Bosphorous bridge and you can take nice photos of Bosphoros from here. You can sit down and enjoy the cool breeze. The front of the palace really has got an awesome view. Two lions on both side are amaging. Palace has a lots of... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This beautiful palace located at the Bosphorus near one of the hanging bridges is also a must see. Located on the Asian side of the city. The reception hall has a huge pool and fountain used to cool the place in the summer and as a way of keeping conversations private. You will see the separate women's and men's quarters.... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Located in the Asian side , I would consider this a boutique palace of an ill fading dynasty serving its final years of reign ... The palace seemed to be dominated by the queen mothers taste , but credited to sultan abdul aziz I prefer this one over its predecessor due to its realistic size and view , while others... More 

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Athens, Greece
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The location is really extraordinary, exactly near to the Bosphorus bridge, but compared to Dolmabahce Palace it is not that beautiful or rich! Furthermore, it is located in the Asian side and you can not easily reach it. From Uscudar' s port, you have to take the taxi in a 20' (at least) distance without traffic.

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Cairo, Egypt
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

yes you can go to this palace via ground traffic from uskodar square with little money, but i recommend sharing denturavrasya ferry tour it is called royal palaces stops ''hop on hop off'' by the same ticket, its equal 20tl ''denturavrasya'' station dock is located in kabatas station. in this ferry tour you has the option to stop at amirgan... More 

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Cairo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The palace ia great, but really nothing compared to topkapi amd delmahce palaces. Its too small, you can spend 2 hours maximum there. Taking photos is not allowed inside the palace, and you have to follow a guide that they provide for free for security reasons. Ticket price is 20 TL

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Ankara, Turkey
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113 reviews 113 reviews
45 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very Beaitiful Palace well decoreted you can see a lot of intresting things regarding to ottoman culture. Location of the palace is amazing for the sight seeing

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Indialantic, Florida
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55 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We visited Beylerbeyi Palace as part of an organized tour of Istanbul. Topkapi Palace was closed that day, so our tour substitued Beylerbeyi Palace. We crossed the Bosphorus on a boat and walked a short distance to the palace. If this is the summer palace, we can't imagine what Topkapi must be like. It was very grand inside, and you... More 

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