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BEYLERBEYI PALACE

BEYLERBEYI PALACE

44794776Beylerbeyi 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

DOLMABAHÇE PALACE

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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 »

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The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, more than five centuries of history

Trade had an important place in the Ottoman economy and shortly after the conquest of Constantinople in 1453, Sultan Mehmet II built in the heart of the city covered two markets – The Bedestens – which will be the precursors of the Grand Bazaar today.
The first called Cevahir Bedesten, or Bedesten of Jewelry Makers, with an area of ​​14,380 sq. Ft., and it is accessible by four huge doors. Read the rest of this entry »

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Eat at Bazaars district

Grand Bazaar Spice Bazaar

Various spices in Spice Bazaar

The bazars district is a mythical place with the famous Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar (Egiptian Market or “Mısır Çarsısı”). The first bazaar, built in the 15th century continued along the time as the biggest covered market in the world.

 

With more than 4000 stores, it’s numerous streets and workshops, is a city inside the city that closes it’s doors at 19:00. The second is a place full of bright colours, spices and smels coming from all arround the world.

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