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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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  • Inside the Palace, both views of both the location and the stuff they're individually fabulous. Entry fee $10. . Retrieving groups in 20-minute intervals, and guided visits the Palace. I went twice and both times we came to the same guide equivalent. Without going into any detail because unfortunately di cursory telling. In the garden of the Forbidden Palace and the Bosphorus Bridge to take pictures, but views can capture great photos.
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  • The Palace can be accessed only with a guided tour with a local guide, which takes place every hour, in English or Turkish. We were lucky, we waited no more than 10 minutes. Palace beautiful, lots of interesting, richly decorated halls and rooms. However, photography is prohibited. Was impressed by the fact that during our visit was only open the Palace itself, to the gardens over the Palace and there we were not allowed to enter pavilions. At the same time, the price of the entrance ticket very solid.
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  • Ottoman Summer Palace. Surely many of the Sultan's House and has been a place of exile. Dolmabahçe Palace are similar parties. The garden is beautiful.
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  • 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.
  • Here is an Imperial Ottoman summer residence built in the 1860. The Beylerbeyi Palace is located at the Asian side of the Bosphorus. I came here with a day trip Bosphorus tour. So we had no need to wait a long queue to go inside the palace. Guide can explain the history of the palace and the harem. The palace looks its most attractive from the Bosphorus when you're in the cruise.
  • The Architect Sarkis Balyan constructed the Beylerbeyi Palace between 1861 and 1865 for Abdulaziz. The exterior decoration was adopted from European Neo-Classicism but the interior was completed in the traditional Ottoman style. This palace was used both as a summer lodge and as a residence for visiting royalty.
  • Imperial ottaman summer residence, an example for neo classical architecture.
  • Nicer than Dolmabace, in my opinion. It's well worth coming across to see it. You can only visit with a tour; English language ones are occasional, so check times to avoid waiting; otherwise the gardens are a nice place to kill some time. Very easy to get to on the 15 bus from Uskudar ferry. Walk a little further to the Beylerbey pier for a nice view and lots of dining options. This palace is yet more evidence that Asian Istanbul is greatly underrated!