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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...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful olde world palace (now museum) showing the insane wealth of years gone by. Good insight into how the upper crust lived. Beautifully decorated, with huge Venetian chandeliers, opulent carpets and hand carved furnishings

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The summer Sultan's palace is worth visit with the aid of a guide and don´t miss any detail of the history.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

With its grand gates leading onto the Bosphorus river situated just near the Bosphorus bridge, this impressive palace captures you're attention whilst travelling on a cruise. Not to be missed.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Seen from the Bridge of the Martyrs of 15/7/2016 Beylerbeyi Sarayı does not seem as impressive as it actually is. Seen from the Palace the bridge seems to be a constant threat with all the traffic up there and nevertheless it is so close and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

This is a really beautiful palace with a little park. Maybe not what you would do on your very first visit to Istanbul (I would recommend Dolmabahce palace for that) but nice if you want to go a bit off the beaten track. There is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

No lines. Very few people. Great audio-guide. Visiting the waterfront Beylerbeyi Palace is an altogether stress-free experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Located on the Asian side of Bosphorus, Beylerbeyi Palace is a beautiful palace which was residence of the Ottoman emperors during summer months. We were very touched by the beautiful reception hall with its running waters.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

This palace for some reason is really pushed by tour companies or hotel but it is a summer palace that I have enjoyed visiting twice The ex summer palace of the ottoman sultans One that is still very well kept and worth a visit Was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank themanthemyth1688
Reviewed September 27, 2018

I love visiting museums and historical places. That is why we chose İstanbul. With our little group, we went to Beylerbeyi Palace with our guide. The building is magnificent and all four sides smell history. But the guide was such negative person that we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank emmachamp77
Reviewed September 20, 2018

This is located on the Asian side just underneath the big suspension bridge. It's not easy to get to, so if you are limited for time I would suggest that Dolmabache palace is a better option. One benefit is that there are not a lot...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Home to more than half a million residents, Uskudar on
the Asian side of the Bosphorus is one of Istanbul’s
most densely populated neighborhoods. Once a Greek
colony, later a haven for people from across the
Mediterranean and the Middle East, this gateway to
Asia has been an active and diverse hub for eons.
Still, visitors to Uskudar are often more overcome by
its myriad treasures than by its many thousand
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Response from mazen730 | Reviewed this property |
Take the metro from kartal to uskdar then take the bus number 15 to beylerbi sarayi