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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  • Very impressive display of the wealth of the sultans. This was built as a summer residence. There is a strong french influence in the decor. It is very reminiscient of Dolmbache palace but on a much.....  more »
  • This palace was built as a summer Sultan's residence on the Asian side of the two-continent city. It architecturally reminds on the Dolmabahce lavish palace across, but on the smaller scale. The same....  more »

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