Beylerbeyi Palace was commissioned by Sultan Abdülaziz (1830–1876) and built between 1861 and 1865 as a summer residence and a place to entertain visiting heads of state. Empress Eugénie of France visited Beylerbeyi on her way to the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 and had her face slapped by the sultan's mother for daring to enter the palace on the arm of Abdülaziz. (Despite her initial reception, Empress Eugénie of France was so delighted by the elegance of the palace that she had a copy of the window in the guest room made for her bedroom in Tuileries Palace, in Paris.) Other regal visitors to the palace included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
The palace was the last place of captivity of the deposed sultan Abdulhamid II from 1912 until his death there in 1918.''
Beylerbeyi Palace , Üsküdar
The palace opens everyday at 9:30 am,closed on mondays and thursdays.
From October till February it's opened untill 4pm and from March till september it closes at 5pm.
you only can visit the pakace with a guided tour .
İçli köfte(meat ball with nuts ,covered with cracked wheat and than fried)
Muhammara(a paste made of nuts,bread,garlic and hot red pepper) and Gavurdağ
When i'm in cihangir,i always go to 2 specific cafes
|Akarsu Cd. No:21/A Cihangir / Beyoğlu|
Tel:0212 244 89 89
In some regions of Greece, Christmas kourabiedes are adorned with a single whole spice clove embedded in each biscuit.
Kourabiedes are shaped either into crescents or balls, then baked till slightly golden. They are typically rolled in icing sugar again once cooled.
Kourabiedes are especially popular for special occasions, such as Christmas or baptisms (christenings), though they're seen in Greece year-round.
The Kavala Cookie(Kavala Kourabiedes) is made of flour, almond, butter, vanilla & sugar. Nea Karvali is very popular for its “kourampiedes”, a traditional sweet''
Before Changa has closed it doors for the summer break,my friends (Seda nad Gülgün)went for a drink at one of my favorite restaurant in town