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Beylerbeyi Palace

Abdullah Aga Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 321 9320
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Ranked #61 of 641 attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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... more » 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. « less
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visited this building as part of a tour along the Bosphorous on a cloudy day in June. A very impressive, if small, palace, which is very well preserved. Breath-taking chandeliers and beautiful period furniture, statues and ornaments. Also great views out on to the Bosphorous which provided a lovely cool breeze as we walked around and the biggest magnolia I... More

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Manila, Philippines
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Took a tour from European side of Istanbul to visit this Palace in Asian side. Worth a visit and the palace is beautiful because it is well preserved. Photographs and videos are not allowed inside. The palace is located just below the Bosphorus bridge and Bosphorus.

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Vienna VA
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Took a boat from the Golden Horn across the Bosphorus to the Asian side to see Beylerbeyi Palace. The palace and grounds are beautiful -- and the palace itself was not very crowded. Well worth a trip and the ride across the bosphorus is always a fun adventure. Get lunch on the Asian side as well...lovely day trip!

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A group of us did a city tour and this palace was included on the tour. The palace is breathtaking and truly impressive. The sheer size of everything, the thought that went into the building and design all those years ago and the history attached to it all held me and my imagination captive. You are not allowed to take... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was a palace built on the asian side of Istanbul as a summer house. The interior is similar to Domabahce palace and a nice place to visit as part of a tour. Not essential but good to see the architecture and interior changing through the times.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is the most charming and beautiful of the Palaces. You really do not need a tour guide or interpreter look up the facts on the net or buy a book. It has stunning views of the Bosporus and exquisite furniture.I love wandering round this building - its far nicer then Dolmabahce.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

spend 80 lira's for 4of us,got to the palace and been told we have to wait 1,5 hrs for an English tour guide.There was a huge group of Spanish tourists in front and we been told we can join them but they had spanish guide so what's the point then?we were refused the refund so we went to caffee near... More

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Geneva, NY
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Touring this palace gives you a real up close view of Sultan life. Room after room of exquisite decor was stunning. Furniture and chandeliers have to be seen - so ornate and beautiful. You have to wear shoe covers, and with carpeting throughout you have to be careful not to slide. No photography allowed, but don't let that dissuade you... More

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Provo, Utah
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26 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you want to see a wonderful little palace that is off the beaten path, this is the perfect place. We were on the Big Bus, and were the only ones to get off at this location. Once on the property, we found that (unlike many of the other attractions) this palace had few visitors, no lines, and was a... More

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Manama, Bahrain
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Nice start to discovering the sites of Istanbul. Me, my wife and two young daughters got there on the Big Bus. Weather was great so we enjoyed some tea from the cafe in the garden. The palace itself is very ornate and has a few stories. All tours are guided which is a good thing. Not as busy as the... More

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