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 to visit Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar) and other attractions in Istanbul using our Istanbul tour app .
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  • The summer palace is rather a small one. And the parts you can see is limited. You can not enter the rooms but seeing all the furniture etc. is amazing nevertheless. Actually the palace and its garden...  more »
  • Very beautiful Palace with magnificent interiors on the shore of the Bosphorus. Located in the District of Uskudar, get the best from Eminonu, Besiktas, or further transfer to a bus or dolmus. The dolmushe should be written Beylerbey. The entrance to the Palace is worth 30 lire per person, take your documents (passport or right) to leave in pledge to get the audio guide. Entrance to the Palace by the time specified on the ticket, photo inside is prohibited (as in dolmabahçe Palace). Tour inside lasts 1:00-1-15 minutes.
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  • Summer Palace of the sultans and received foreign guests, too. Turkish rugs cover the floor, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, English, French and Turks as well as French vessels, Chinese, Japanese, German etc clearly demonstrating the wealth in which they lived. Swimming pools in the middle of the Hall to make the cooler air. Lush! Should be visited.
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