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Address: Parte asiatica | a orillas del Bosforo, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 216 321 9320
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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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this is a worthy palace for seeing. it is constructed only in 5 months. it is wonderful. all stuff of kings are there. the best thing is that there are hourly english and turkish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

this is a worthy palace for seeing. it is constructed only in 5 months. it is wonderful. all stuff of kings are there. the best thing is that there are hourly english and turkish tours for visiting inside the palace that present many many helpful information about it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We wanted to visit because we have read online that the entrance fee is only 5TL. It's not. It's 20TL. And for those 20TL you have to travel to a far part of the city via bus, and be told at the entrance to wait for 1.5 hours for the English tour because 6 tourists is not enough for a... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Small, but very charming palace. Nice architecture, carpets and vases. Being off the main touristic area it is not crowded with tourist. The tour guide was slightly better than the one in Dolmabahche, but our group was smaller anyway, so it was possible to hear the story of the palace and the guide wa also waiting for us to take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This palace from another time is located on the Asian side. If you use the Hop on Hop off buses, don't miss this stop. Upon arrival, check the guide tour time in English and in Turkish. The guided tours are the only way to visit the inside of pakace. Depending on the guided tour time, take a coffee or excellent... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Once the summer residence of the sultan and guesthouse to foreign dignitaries, this small palace certainly shows its former glory. Impeccably decorated in period pieces, dripping with stunning chandeliers, and covered in priceless carpets, Baylerbayi gives you a sense of how the upper crust lived. It's a mix of east and west that delights the eyes. Although it supposedly had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I was trying to find some nice things to do in Asian Istanbul and found this on a blog. I did enjoy the tour a great deal, and our guide spoke English well and seemed to really know her history. She did a good job answering my questions. Note that the main attraction--the Sultan's house--is not wheel-chair accessible. I also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

very nice palace to feel the atmosphere and soak up the history. We very much enjoyed walking around for a few hours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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Address: Address: Parte asiatica | a orillas del Bosforo, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 216 321 9320
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul

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