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Beylerbeyi Palace

Address: Abdullah Aga Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 216 321 9320
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Ranked #60 of 504 Attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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Athens, Greece
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
55 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Vlissingen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It is a very nice palace and you get a good expression of the life of the Sultans. The guide explained about the several rooms. It is not allowed te take foto's inside and you have to wait for a guided tour. Alse the garden with the 2 harem buildings are nice. We enjoyed our visit.

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Bucharest, Romania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It's a good place to visit, it's very nice to see places that lasted so long during the time, but it's a different thing to hear what happened in that time as well. So, I recommend to be visited but with a touristic guide who can explain and give details about that time and the events that took place there.... More

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Tehran, Iran
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Here is one of the places should see in the istanbul. It's smaller than Dolmabahce palace..A beautiful and cozy place for sultans summer rest. I loved the ceiling painting and antique furniture. A part of the yard was full of tall bamboos and the other side were small rooms with nice view of Bosphorus. When you walk in the palace... More

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Antalya, Turkey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It's the miniature version of Dolmabahce. Almost the same architecture with similar kind of room and purposes the place was build as a summer house for the Sultans. For those interested in furniture may see some more in this place as the place is build for summer most of the materials used there were humid resistant and good for hot... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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