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Beylerbeyi Palace

Abdullah Aga Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 321 9320
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Ranked #63 of 643 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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Cairo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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10 helpful votes 10 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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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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128 helpful votes 128 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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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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