Beylerbeyi Palace

Beylerbeyi and its environs have been a residential area since Byzantine period. Sultan Mahmud II (1808 -1839) ordered to built a wooden palace on the site of some earlier buildings constructed in the area at various periods. When this burned down, a new palace and additional buildings were built between the years 1863-1865 by the order of Sultan Abdülaziz. The main palace building consisting of the Mabeyn and Harem sections can be visited. The Yellow Kiosk located beside the big pool on the upper terrace garden, the Marble Kiosk, the Stable Kiosk, where the royal horses were kept, and the Marine Kiosks are closed to visitors.

Beylerbeyi Palace was used as a summer residence and as the State Guest House.  Many guests stayed here like Franz Joseph, Emperor of Austria-Hungary (1869); Eugénie, Empress of France (1869); Nikola, King of Montenegro (1874) and German Emperor Wilhelm II. Sultan Abdülhamid II, after he was dethroned, spent his last six years in Beylerbeyi Palace and died here in 1918.

The interior design of the palace which combines Western and Eastern styles, shows some characteristics of traditional Turkish houses. The three-storeyed palace, including the basement, has 24 rooms and 6 halls. The floors of the palace are covered with straw mats from Egypt. Turkish Hereke carpets, French Baccarat crystal chandeliers; English, French and Turkish clocks made at the Haliç (Golden Horn) Dockyard in İstanbul; also Chinese, Japanese, French, German and Turkish Yıldız porcelain vases decorate the rooms and halls of the palace.

 

Additional Buildings and Gardens

The Marble Kiosk: The Marble Kiosk, which took its name from its outer walls made of marble, and has a fountain and a pool inside, was built as a hunting lodge by the order of Sultan Mahmud II between the years 1829-1832.

The Yellow Kiosk: The Yellow Kiosk which is located near the Marble Kiosk, faces the garden on one side and the street on the other side. The kiosk which has two floors and a basement is an outstanding example of the period, with its beautiful ceilings and other interior decoration.

Stable Kiosk: This kiosk, located at the top of the terraced garden, represents Ottoman horse culture. Horses and other animal figures are portrayed on the ceiling of the Entrance Hall. The stable itself consists of 20 stalls on each side. There are reliefs with horse head and eye motifs on the chandeliers and other fittings.

Palace Gardens: Beylerbeyi Palace is one of the prestigious buildings of 19th century and its gardens are connected to each other by ramps and stairs. The total area of the gardens is seventy thousand square meters. The magnolia and chestnut trees in the imperial garden, the linden trees in the Harem garden and the judas trees -the symbol of Bosphorus- in the terraced gardens were planted during the reign of Sultan Abdülhamid II.

Marine Kiosks: These kiosks are a pair, one belonging to the Mabeyn and the other (for the use of the sultan’s mother) to the Harem. Archive documents refer to these buildings which resemble pergolas as “tent kiosks” and “nevresm kiosks” (new design, new model) indicating the originality of their design. Both kiosks have octagonal roofs and their ceilings are adorned with depictions of various animal figures.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Telephone: 0 (216) 321 93 20
Fax: 0 (212) 259 32 92
E-Mail: info@millisaraylar.gov.tr
Address: Beylerbeyi Mah. Abdullah Ağa Cad. No:12, Beylerbeyi/Üsküdar

VISITING INFORMATION

CLOSED

Monday

OPENING AND CLOSING HOURS

Opening Hour:
09:00
Closing Hour:
18:00
Opening Hour of Ticket Offices:

09:00

Closing Hour of Ticket Offices:

17:00

Last Closing Hour:

18:00

TICKET PRICES

Beylerbeyi Palace

Ticket Price For Domestic Visitors:
40 TL
Ticket Price For Foreign Visitors:
90 TL
Discount Ticket Price:
15 TL
Ticket Price Gardens:
10 TL
  • Museum Card is valid in the palaces, kiosks, pavillions,museums, historical factories affiliated to the Presidency of National Palaces with the exceptions below:
    • Museum Card is not valid in Topkapı Palace Harem and Hagia Irene sections, Dolmabahçe Selamlık section, Beykoz Glass and Crystal Museum, Küçüksu Pavillion Picnic area.
    • Discounted Selamlık ticket service is offered for the local Museum Card holders who want to visit the Selamlık section of Dolmabahçe Palace.
  • Discounted Selamlık ticket service is offered for the local Museum Card holders who want to visit the Selamlık section of Dolmabahçe Palace.
    • Topkapı Palace Combined Tickets are valid for 1 day from the date of purchase.
    • Dolmabahçe Palace Combined Tickets are valid for 1 month from the date of purchase. This period is valid for use in different places. The same place can be visited once only in that month.
  • Palaces, Kiosks, Pavillions, Museums and Historical Factories are free for domestic- foreign visitors aged 0-6.
  • Discounted ticket service is offered for the students between the ages of 07-25 who present their student ID card.
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    • Foreign students aged 12-25 are requested to present their International Student Identity Card (ISIC: International Student Identity Card) concretely.
  • National Palaces Glass and Crystal Museum is free for domestic-foreign visitors under the age of 12.
  • 20% Discount is applied to the tour companies that bring 20 or more visitors to the palaces, kiosks, pavillions,museums, historical factories affiliated to the Presidency of National Palaces.
  • Thematic Tours are held with 3 or more full fare ticket.

OPENED AND CLOSED IN YEAR 2022 AT OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS AND RELIGIOUS FESTIVALS

New Year’s Day:

Closed

Natıonal Sovereignty and Children’s Day:

Open

Labor and Solidarity Day):

Open

1st Day Of The Ramadan Bairam:

Closed

2nd Day Of The Ramadan Bairam:

Open

3rd Day Of The Ramadan Bairam:

Open

The Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day:

Open

Democracy And National Unity Day:

Open

1st Day Of The Feast Of Sacrifice:

Closed

2nd Day Of The Feast Of Sacrifice:

Open

3rd Day Of The Feast Of Sacrifice:

Open

4th Day Of The Feast Of Sacrifice:

Open

Victory Day:

Open

Republic Day:

Open

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