YILDIZ PALACE – CHALET
Yildiz, covering an area of 500,000 square meters on a location overlooking the Bosphorus between Besiktas, Ortakoy and Balmumcu is a coppice of which settlement dates back to the Byzantine period. The coppice, named as “Kazancioglu Garden” after the Turkish conquest of İstanbul, probably became one of the private gardens of the sultan (“Hasbahçe”) during the reign of Sultan Ahmed I (1603-1617).
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Beylerbeyi Palace was thought to serve as a summer residence of Ottoman sultans and a state guest house to entertain the foreign heads of state and sovereigns and it was constructed on demand of the sultan of the period, Sultan Abdülaziz (1861 – 1876).
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Dolmabahçe Palace was built by Sultan Abdulmecid (1839-1861) who was the thirty first Ottoman Sultan. The palace, whose construction commenced on June 13th, 1843, was brought into use on June 7th, 1856, upon completion of surrounding walls. The palace mainly consists of three parts, named as the Imperial Mabeyn (State Apartments), Muayede Salon (Ceremonial Hall) and the Imperial Harem. The Imperial Mabeyn was allocated for administrative affairs of the state, Imperial Harem was allocated for private lives of the sultan and his family and the Muayede Salon, placed between these two sections, was allocated for exchanging of bayram greetings of sultan with dignitary statesmen and for some important state ceremonies. Read the rest of this entry »
TOPKAPI PALACE MUSEUM
After the conquest of Istanbul by Mehmed the Conqueror at 1453, construction of the Topkapı Palace was started at the year 1460 and completed at 1478 . Palace was built upon a 700.000 squaremeters area on an Eastern Roman Acropolis located at the Istanbul Peninsula between Sea of Marmara, Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Topkapı Palace, was the administrative, educational and art center of the Empire for nearly four hundred years since Mehmed the Conqueror until Sultan Abdulmecid who is the thirty-first Sultan. Although Palace was abandoned by the Ottoman Dynasty by moving to the Dolmabahçe Palace at middle 19th century, Topkapı Palace was protected its importance everytime. Read the rest of this entry »
Christ Pantocrator in St Sauveur in Chora
It is a must to visit the Museum of St. Slouis vuitton bags sale uk aviour in Chora which lies inside the walls of Theodosius, near gate of Edirne. Read the rest of this entry »
The 1001 Columns Cistern
Water supply has always been an important issue in Istanbul. All the Byzantine emperors who lived there tried to solve this problem. In 330, during the construction of the Palace of Lausus near the Hippodrome and the courthouse, Constantine I also ordered the construction of a cistern beneath it. Read the rest of this entry »
Şakirin Mosque is situated in Üsküdar Istanbul, on the louboutin outlet uk Asian shore of the Bosphorus, and was opened in May 2009. Read the rest of this entry »
The Ishak Pasha Palace at Doğubayazıt
Outside the city of Doğubayazıt, on the eastern border of the country, lies the magnificent Ishak Pasha palace. It appears in a bare and almost lunar landscape. Read the rest of this entry »