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Address: Parte asiatica | a orillas del Bosforo, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 216 321 9320
Description: This summer residence of the Sultans was also used to house foreign heads...
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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Beylerbeyi Palace is still one of the best Palaces or Museums in Istanbul, with its very good location and magnificent view.İt is now serving as an important Museum which is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Staying in Kugnuzchuk on the Asian side so Beylerbeyi Palace was not out of the way. Otherwise, it's not easy to get to unless you do the hop on/hop off palace tour on the Bosphorous. It's a beautiful, well-maintained summer palace. The chandeliers, as in Dolmabahce, are breathtaking. The tulip design is exquisite and virtually every room on display contains... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Beylerbeyi Palace is still one of the best Palaces or Museums in Istanbul, with its very good location and magnificent view.İt is now serving as an important Museum which is considered as one of the best important and historical architectural buildings located on the Asian side of Istanbul.İt is recommended to pay a visit and see this important sight of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The summer residence of the last sultans is much smaller than Dolmabahce, but you can have an image of the evolution from Topkapi. It has also a very nice location, on the Asian part of Bosphorus, with a little garden.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Beylerbeyi Palace takes you back into the Ottoman empire into the everyday opulent life of the Kings! The day to day life come alive as you walk through the different rooms with rich decorations and glorious views. This palace is right under the Bosphorus bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a first hand account of the lifestyle that the Sultan and his family was accustomed to during summer months.The palace is huge and spacious. From the visitors hall to the bedroom and even the bathroom, each room had its purpose and meaning. The one competes with the other in its full grandeur. Each room is believed to be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Beylerbeyi Palace. We visited as part of a tour and our English speaking guide was excellent. The indoor fountain we thought was a novel way that the sultans kept the palace cool and humid during the hot summers a very early form of air conditioning.

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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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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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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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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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