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Beylerbeyi Palace

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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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The interior is the surprise

The only thing bad about this place is that you can't photograph the magnificent interior; the good news is that the photo book in the gift store is dirt cheap. The palace has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Smithfield, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The only thing bad about this place is that you can't photograph the magnificent interior; the good news is that the photo book in the gift store is dirt cheap. The palace has one of the most incredible interiors of any building we've visited anywhere in the world. If you had a choice of this over a number of other... More 

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Ariana, Tunisia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

a really amazing treasure a great mark of the Ottoman empire strongly recommended to visit enjoy the waterfalls, the sculptures .....

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Irvine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We took the ferry from bakstas and stopped at this museum. Beautiful palace and very nice tour. Not crowded which makes it more enjoyable than the other 2 major palaces. Highly recommended along with hop on and off cruise.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Palace is on the asian side, its pretty ok. Nothing too much about it. Would rather prefer Topkapi or Domlabache

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A mile or two up the road from Uskudar passing all the beautiful yalis is Beylerbeyi. Sitting in the shadow of the 1973 Bridge very literally, this was a very quiet with very few visitors. I arrived and a tour started within moments.. the Turkish lady guide was knowledgeable but one had the feeling she had delivered her tour many.... More 

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tehran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Very beautiful and well preserved palace which worth the time and money. The only thing that disconnects the palace from its history is the Bogaz bridge which its pillars are located exactly behind the walls od this old building.

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AUSTIN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Although a bit of distance to get to, the summer palace now museum, is a fine example of the decadence of the time. Could not get over the chandeliers which were massive and absolutely gorgeous. It is a relatively small residence. There were very little crowds, no photos allowed inside, and shoe covers must be worn due to walking on... More 

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Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Chisinau, Moldova
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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