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Ishak Pasha Palace, Dogubeyazit

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Ishak Pasha Palace is a semi-ruined palace and administrative complex located in the Doğubeyazıt district of Ağrı province of eastern Turkey.The Ishak Pasha palace is an Ottoman-period palace whose construction was started in 1685 by Colak Abdi Pasha, the bey of Beyazit province, continued by his son İshak Pasha and completed by his grandson Mehmet Pasha. According to the inscription on its door, the Harem Section of the palace was completed by his grandson Ishak Pasha in 1784.The Ishak Pasha Palace is a rare example of the historical Turkish palaces.The palace was depicted on the reverse of the Turkish 100 new lira banknote of 2005-2009.Sections of the palaceThe complex consists of following sections: Exterior façades First and second courts The men's quarter The mosque The soup kitchen Bath Harem Section Hall for ceremonies and entertaintment Arch gates Panteries and ammunition room The mausoleum The bakery Dungeons central heating system The characteristic property of the palace is its combined Ottoman, Persian, and Armenian architectural style.
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  • Worth a trip to this ugly city. Well preserved but the new roof spoils the view. Drive up the dort road into the mountains for some good Ararat views.  more »
  • It is a really good place to visit. You can feel the smell of history here. It is built in the 11th century. It is surrounded by hells from 3 sides. Heating where done by circulating hoot water on tun...  more »
  • Very beautiful palace set in an imposing setting up the mountain. This is the must see sight in the Ararat region  more »
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  • A Mosque of the 18th Century. An Ottoman architecture of the Ishak Pasha Palace
  • It's ok. See it if you are in the neighbourhood.
  • Beautiful and peaceful palace overlooking an amazing landscape of Doğubeyazıt
  • Magic place , must see
  • The first time I was through the door is closed for refurbishment. Is not necessarily closed, must have missed. It's been almost one year after the second visit. That wind that Sun is deep blue skies. Added a separate air architecture.
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