MASLAK PAVILIONS

MASLAK PAVILIONS


Maslak Pavilions are located at the right of the main street connecting Levent and Ayazaga districts. First buildings on this area are known to be constructed during the reign of Sultan Mahmud II (1808-1839) and it was used as a hunting and resting place by the sultans. Although it cannot be exactly determined when the Maslak Pavilions were constructed and by whom, most parts dates back to the period of Sultan Abdulaziz (1861-1876). Maslak Pavilions which was allocated to Sultan Abdulhamid II (1876-1909) while he was a prince, witnessed to the Sultan’s accession to the Ottoman throne and with this aspect, it is of special importance. Among the Maslak Pavilions, Kasr-ı Hümayun (Imperial Kiosk), Mabeyn-i Hümayun (Imperial Court) and Limonluk (Lemon Mansion), Çadır Kiosk and Paşa Dairesi (General’s Apartment) survived until today. They are located in a coppice embodying all tones of green which is in the middle of a forrest of 170 decares. These buildings which are located at a position with a good view of Bosphorus embracing the Black Sea and in harmony with the outlying flora, are elegant examples of late 19th century Ottoman wooden domestic architecture and ornamentation. Today, Kasr-ı Hümayun has been restored in the light of the documents, memoirs and old photographs and opened to the visits as a museum-palace. Mabeyn-i Hümayun and its annexes Limonluk and Çadır Kiosk and its garden have similarly been handled and restored and transformed into cafeterias where visitors may take a rest. The camellias in the Limonluk, which especially bloom during the winter months, are the oldest examples of their kinds in the city. The gardens of the Maslak Pavilions can be allocated to national or international receptions.

All Palaces and Pavilions
AYNALIKAVAK PAVILION
BEYKOZ PAVILION
BEYLERBEYI PALACE
DOLMABAHÇE PALACE
FLORYA ATATÜRK MARINE MANSION
IHLAMUR PAVILIONS
KÜÇÜKSU PAVILION
MASLAK PAVILIONS
YALOVA ATATÜRK MANSION
YILDIZ PALACE - CHALET
 
 
 
 
 
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