Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar), Istanbul

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Boasting serene surroundings and opulent interiors, it's easy to see why Ottoman sultans liked to spend their vacation in Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar). The grand residence was built in the 1860s and served as both a summer home and as a venue to entertain visiting heads of state, including Empress Eugenie of France and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Embark on a guided or self-guided tour of the palace and imagine the life of the privileged few that lived here. The rich original furnishings, including ornate chandeliers, colorful carpets, and an indoor fountain, help bring the site to life. From the palace windows you can enjoy views of the Bosporus. Arrange your visit to Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Istanbul using our Istanbul trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Garden is so beautiful and peaceful. Inside the Palace reeks of old smells of some sections fragrance heavy but there's nothing to do. Who is picking up faster than the tour guide group you just live in the moment at the entrance, but the rooms are similar to each other you're not missing out on anything for that. 140 m2 of Hereke carpet marveled. Be sure everyone needs to summarize National Saraylarımızdan.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The palace is a beautiful piece of architecture inherited from the Ottoman Empire. However, the additional pavilions and gardens are closed to the public (at least since 2011). The tour inside the act...  more »
  • July 23, 2017
    Introduction-5, normal 15 TL. There's a garden can be considered beautiful and rather large. Allowed in some areas the Museum entrance walk upwards towards the Bosphorus Bridge exit to go out into the forbidden. Inside the Palace is very cool, Summer Palace outside type is recommended, guided sightseeing tour in 20-25 minutes, a friend was good business contacts. You can take your drinks, have a cafe, where you can dine out more than 50% of the price you can think of it as.
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  • Free tours and amazing placement. You can take as many photos as you can on outside but in inside you can't take photos, its forbidden. The garden is amazing. Inside is even more amazing. Great place to visit if you are in Istanbul.
  • This palace was built for summer use, but later this palace became a kind of prison for the former sultan. It is reminiscent of Dolmabahçe palace as an architect. The location, the architecture and the design are wonderful
  • Onto the Asian side of Istanbul and we find another magnificent, well decorated posh looking Palace similar inside to the Dolmabahce to some extent. Certainly no expenses spared in decorating this one. Close to the Bosphorus bridge. Well maintained place. Coffee shop available. No individual entries allowed, the tours inside are all guided for security reasons. Well worth it. Toilets available.
  • Beylerbeyi Sarayi is a summer palace of the sultans. Located on the Bosphorus.
  • Every hours you get free tours and you are not aloud to visit by yourself. Also it is forbidden to take photos inside.

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