Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar), Istanbul

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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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  • Beautiful Baroque style summer palace built in 1861 for Sultan Abdul Aziz. The reception hall has a pool and a fountain. Running water in Ottoman houses help cool the homes during the summer heat...  more »
  • The palace is opulent and has some amazing furniture. The painted ceilings are quite amazing and I kept looking up at the patterns. The whole place is like a time capsule and you can imagine the...  more »
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