Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar), Istanbul

#20 of 247 in Historic Sites in Istanbul
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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 to visit Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar) and other attractions in Istanbul using our Istanbul tour app.
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  • We loved this palace and thought it was much more special than the more popular Domabache Palace. The rooms were amazing - the fountain room, the chandeliers, amazing. And the view from the pier...  more »
  • It was a wonderful and historic visit, this palace even though smaller in comparison to other Ottoman palaces, had beautiful views, and it is worth a visit.  more »
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