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Beylerbeyi Palace

Abdullah Aga Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 216 321 9320
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Ranked #58 of 646 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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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A group of us did a city tour and this palace was included on the tour. The palace is breathtaking and truly impressive. The sheer size of everything, the thought that went into the building and design all those years ago and the history attached to it all held me and my imagination captive. You are not allowed to take... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was a palace built on the asian side of Istanbul as a summer house. The interior is similar to Domabahce palace and a nice place to visit as part of a tour. Not essential but good to see the architecture and interior changing through the times.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is the most charming and beautiful of the Palaces. You really do not need a tour guide or interpreter look up the facts on the net or buy a book. It has stunning views of the Bosporus and exquisite furniture.I love wandering round this building - its far nicer then Dolmabahce.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

spend 80 lira's for 4of us,got to the palace and been told we have to wait 1,5 hrs for an English tour guide.There was a huge group of Spanish tourists in front and we been told we can join them but they had spanish guide so what's the point then?we were refused the refund so we went to caffee near... More

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