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This was a visit that was part of the the Bosphorus cruise tour
The ancient hunting lodged of the sultan of the Ottoman Empire
This place was never meant to be a place for the king to stay but a hunting lodge to hunt the...More
We visited this pavilion in our second trip to Istanbul. This was not on our list on the first trip because it is on the Asian part of the city and a bit far from other important sights and neighborhoods.
This is a small beautiful...More
Küçüksu Palace or Küçüksu Pavilion is tiny palace used by Ottoman sultans for short stays during country excursions and hunting.
Unlike other imperial buildings Küçüksu was not surrounded by high walls but by castiron railings with gates on all four sides.
The ceilings are richly...More
Though many items of art inside the pavilion are of French or Italian origin, and although the style of the pavilion is indeed a mix of baroque and rococo, means rich (!), an though many foreign guests were invited here during the Ottoman period, the...More
Kucuksu Pavilion ( Küçüksu Kasrı) is a small but beautiful imperial palace that was built by the Bosphorus for the guests of the sultan and also for him to have a rest during a trip to the Bosphorus. It wasn’t meant to be a stay...More
I took bus 15 from Uskudar to visit this lovely palace, the entry fee is 10 turkish lira per person and a tour every 20 minutes inside the palace with a guide, unfortunately it is only in Turkish, the palace and interior are amazing.
Kucuksu is a beautiful district in Bosphorus with a rich history. During Byzantine era, the water streams in Kucuksu were deemed holy and people believed the waters purified them from their sins.
Kucuksu was popular also in Ottoman era mainly because of the pure water...More