Beylerbeyi Palace Museum Entrance

Normal ticket value: €13

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Free with Istanbul E-pass

Istanbul E-pass includes Beylerbeyi Palace Museum Entrance Ticket. Simply scan your QR code at the entrance and get in.

Discover the Timeless Elegance of Beylerbeyi Palace Museum

Nestled on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus in Istanbul,. Beylerbeyi Palace Museum stands as a testament to the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire. It was built in the 19th century. This stunning palace offers visitors a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of the Ottoman sultans and their families. Beylerbeyi Palace is a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts and tourists alike.

A Glimpse into History

Beylerbeyi Palace, meaning "Lord of Lords," was commissioned by Sultan Abdülaziz in 1861 and completed in 1865. The palace served as a summer residence and a guesthouse for visiting dignitaries. Among its notable guests were Empress Eugénie of France and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The palace's strategic location by the Bosphorus provided a serene escape from the bustling city life and an ideal spot for royal gatherings.

Architectural Marvel

Designed by architects Sarkis Balyan and Agop Balyan< Beylerbeyi Palace showcases a blend of Eastern and Western architectural styles. The exterior features neoclassical elements, while the interior is richly decorated with intricate carvings, lavish chandeliers, and opulent furniture. The palace's six grand halls and 24 rooms are adorned with ornate ceilings, elegant carpets, and stunning crystal chandeliers, reflecting the splendor of the Ottoman era.

Gardens of Tranquility

The palace grounds are equally captivating, featuring beautifully landscaped gardens that offer breathtaking views of the Bosphorus. The terraced gardens, adorned with exotic plants, statues, and fountains, provide a tranquil setting for leisurely strolls. The palace's location on the waterfront allows visitors to enjoy the cool breeze and picturesque scenery, making it a perfect spot for relaxation and photography.

Highlights of Beylerbeyi Palace

  • Reception Hall: The grand reception hall, with its impressive crystal chandeliers and elaborate decorations, is a highlight of the palace. This hall was used for important ceremonies and receptions, showcasing the grandeur of the Ottoman court.
  • Imperial Hall: The Imperial Hall, also known as the Hall of the Sun, is another architectural masterpiece. Its high ceiling, adorned with intricate frescoes, and large windows offering panoramic views of the Bosphorus make it a truly majestic space.
  • Pool Room: One of the unique features of Beylerbeyi Palace is the indoor pool, surrounded by marble columns and beautiful mosaics. This room, used for relaxation and socializing, adds to the palace's charm and uniqueness.

Conclusion

Beylerbeyi Palace Museum is more than just a historical site; it is a journey back in time to the days of the Ottoman Empire. Its stunning architecture, lush gardens, and rich history make it a must-visit attraction in Istanbul. Whether you are a history buff, an architecture enthusiast, or simply looking for a beautiful place to explore, Beylerbeyi Palace promises an unforgettable experience. Plan your visit today and immerse yourself in the timeless elegance of Beylerbeyi Palace Museum.

Beylerbeyi Palace Museum Hours of Operation

  • Beylerbeyi Palace operates everyday except Mondays
  • Museum can be visited between 09:00 - 17:30

Beylerbeyi Palace Museum Locations

Important Notes:

  • Present your QR code from E-pass customer panel and get in.
  • Beylerbeyi Palace Museum Istanbul visit takes 1 hour on average.
  • Photo ID will be asked from child Istanbul E-pass holders.

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