Florya Ataturk Marine Mansion, Istanbul

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Florya Atatürk Marine Mansion, is a historic presidential residence located offshore in the Sea of Marmara in the Florya neighborhood of the Bakırköy district in Istanbul, Turkey.
It was built in 1935 by the municipality of Istanbul, for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's recreational use. The building is a historic house museum today.
Designed in the Bauhaus style by architect Seyfi Arkan, who was given the commission in 1935 by the municipality of Istanbul, the mansion was completed on August 14 the same year, and was gifted to Atatürk.
The building is constructed on steel piles driven into the seabed and is connected to the sandy beach about 70m away with a wooden pier. The L-shaped, one-floor mansion consists of a reception hall, a reading room, bedrooms and bathroom. There are also service and staff rooms at the complex. The total area covered by the mansion including the pier is 602m2.
A grove was created in the yard of the ruined Agios Stefanos Monastery as the garden for the mansion on Atatürk's taking possession. This grove is called "Florya Atatürk Grove" (Florya Atatürk Korusu) and is today a public park. The mansion is considered an example of the "Turkish Early Republican architecture".
During the period he stayed at Dolmabahçe Palace, Atatürk came to the mansion by boat and enjoyed swimming surrounded by local people. He used the mansion for the last three years of his life as a summer office as well as for recreation. In 1936, he stayed from June 6 until July 28 at the mansion. His last stay was on May 28, 1938, about six months before his death.
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  • The summer house that built for Ataturk as a resting place during his sickness year. There are many photos of him, the genuine stuff, and modern decoration of the period. All original. There are...  more »
  • We randomly discovered that there was a beach near where we stayed in Istanbul ( in search for a swimming place)...We stayed in Beyazit area, so we took the Tram towards Ataturk airport, from Kumkapi....  more »
  • Florya Atatürk Sea Pavilion is a modest mansion built on stakes in the sea. Our ancestor would stay here in the summer, go into the sea, row. Many personal items and memories of his own...
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  • Florya, a residential area on the Sea of Marmara, between Yeşilköy and Kucukcekce, was a 19th-century town. It is known to be a faint hunter's haunt in the 19th century. Florya, which gained importance with Atatürk's interest in this place, gradually became a summer recreation center. The mansion, which was designed for Atatürk by the Istanbul Municipality in 1935 for architect Seyfi Arkan, was built as a summer residence and opened for use on August 14 of the same year. The Great Leader lived here for a long time in June and July 1936, especially using the mansion for political and scientific meetings, among them King Henry VIII of England. He hosted some important guests, including Edward and Madame Simpson. The mansion was last used by Atatürk on May 28, 1938, and after his death, these buildings were used by Mr. Ismet Inonu, Mr. Celal Bayar, Mr. Cemal Gursel, Mr. Cevdet Sunay, Mr. Fahri Korutürk and Mr. Kenan as President of the Republic of Turkey. It was used by the universe. On September 16, 1988, the national palaces department of the Turkish Parliament was transferred to the Department of National Palaces, which was restored and turned into an Ataturk Museum and a continuous photography exhibition on "Atatürk in Istanbul" Created. On the other hand, various publications about Atatürk are introduced and sold in a part of the mansion. The buildings of the Aide and the Secretariat General were repaired and turned into social facilities of the Turkish Parliament, and a building providing cafeteria and restaurant service was added to the space between these buildings, and the garden was also the garden; cafeteria services have been put in a position to be provided.
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  • It was really peaceful to be in one of Atatürk's favorite places. Especially from the old photographs, the memories of the present were literally coming into consideration... A modest mansion built with small rooms like a ship and the logic of a cabin. It gives you a wonderful experience full of memories...
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  • EXPERIENCED GUIDE!, COMMUNICATION... I am truly sorry to give 1 star to this mansion named after The Great Leader ATATÜRK. The person who stated that he was a guide and accompanied on the trip was a disaster. In the coastal part of the mansion, lawmakers and the 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, and 1st, 2 There is a facility available to those close to the degree. We wanted to have coffee, you said you can't drink. In this facility, there are also relatives of deputies, i.e. the deputy was thought of as a camp or guesthouse. Meanwhile, the cost of visiting Atatürk Mansion is 10 tl. 4-year-old child was also taken 5 tl which is the student fee ...
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  • Gazi Mustafa Kemal Pasha Allah mercy let the place heaven has done many things for our country florya ATATURK sea pavilion is a very nice place whether the guesthouses get service whether the sea everything was very nice thank you from the heart of all the friends who worked there I.
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  • A mansion full of memories of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. He describes the guide very well. No pictures inside. It's got to be visited.
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