Beylerbeyi palace

From wikipedia.org
''The Beylerbeyi Palace (Turkish: Beylerbeyi Sarayı, Beylerbey meaning "Lord of Lords") is located in the Beylerbeyineighbourhood of Istanbul, Turkey at the Asian side of the Bosphorus. An Imperial Ottoman summer residence built in the 1860s, it is now situated immediately north of the 1973 Bosphorus Bridge .

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
Tel : 0216 321 93 20-21
You can cross from Beşiktaş to Üsküdar by boat and than take a taxi it's 5 minutes away(without traffic)

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 .

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