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Yildiz Palace Museum, Istanbul

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  • The Museum is closed for the foreseeble future because the President of Turkey has taken over the Palace for other purposes. However,the park is still open until 10 PM. It is one of Istanbul's...  more »
  • I read many bad reviews before I went as the plane is closed for refurbishment but I thought I will have a better luck. I tried to be cleaver and checked with the hotel reception who checked online...  more »
  • Yıldız Palace Museum is definitely worth a visit when it is open. However, it was under repair so inform yourself before you go there and cannot get in. Perhaps you can at least walk through the vast....  more »
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  • Yildiz, one of the last residences of the Ottoman sultans, was completed by Abdulhamit II at the end of the 19th century in a large and well protected park which is scattered in an area of 500,000 square meters (123,5 acres) of grounds with several palaces and pavilions. The sultan used the palace as his official palace and harem. The Şale (Chalet) is the largest and the most exquisite of the buildings existing in the complex, revealing the luxury in which the sultans lived. It is formed by two separate buildings; first one was built in 1889, and the second one is known as Merasim Kosku (ceremonial kiosk) which was built in 1898 by Italian architect Raimondo D'Aronco. The building has two main floors and a basement, and is built of both wood and stone. The main floors are connected by three elegant staircases; one of marble and the other two of wood. There is a 406 square meters (4370 square feet) of a single Hereke carpet which was custom made for the Ceremonial Hall. The Chalet rappresents a mixture of Rococo, Baroque, and Islamic styles. The Yildiz palace is know as the fourth Ottoman palace built in Istanbul after the Conquest. Set in a very large park of flowers, tulips, plants and trees gathered from every part of the world, containing a pool and green houses, the palace grounds offer one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the Bosphorus. There are also a couple of small mosques in its grounds. There is also Yildiz Porcelain Factory established in the grounds of Yildiz Palace in 1894. It was built to make traditional Turkish porcelains and protect them against porcelain industries of Europe. Today, it's a museum-factory which produces both modern design items and reproductions of the Ottoman period.
  • Palace was closed few months ago but garden and the restaurant was open and soo beautiful..we saw free parrots flying and squirrels chaising each others..was soo beautiful and peacful area.
  • It's one of the best historical Islamic places ever visited,and recommending it hardly
  • Maybe it’s my third time trying to visit and always i ask if it’s open in the tourism information center in Istanbul and they respond yes! But always when I reach they it’s like a military bace and you can’t enter
  • It's going to be closed for the next 2 years for maintenance and restoration, don't bother to come if you're a tourist. But if you come, visit the mosque near the palace, it's small but really beautiful.

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