It is under the 15 July Martyrs’ Bridge and is one of the most beautiful spots to see the Bosporus. Beylerbeyi was used as a private garden for a while during the Ottoman Period and a wooden palace was built here by Sultan Mahmud II in 1829. Sultan Abdulaziz had a new palace built by Sarkis Balyan instead of this palace, which was largely burned down in 1851. Between the years 1861-1865, Beylerbeyi Palace gained its present appearance, this time covering an area of 3000 square meters with its annex buildings.
Beylerbeyi Palace, which shows the effects of the western style on the outside and the features of a classical Ottoman palace on the inside, has been used mostly as a summer palace since its construction. On the other hand, Beylerbeyi Palace’s difference from the palaces of Ciragan and Dolmabahce is due to the fact that the palace is also a State Guesthouse allocated to high-level state guests. Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph, Empress Eugénie, the wife of the French Emperor Napoleon III, German Emperor Wilhelm II and Prince Nikola of Montenegro were some of these guests.
You can purchase your tickets from our website and Belbim sales points. It is free for 0-8 year-olds.
Bus for Us departures start at 10.00 a.m. every weekday from Sultanahmet Square and go on every hour until 5.00 p.m
* The tickets purchased through Belbim become active on the bus within 72 hours.
Hop-on hop-off at any stop in 24 hours.