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 »
The ideal place for a stroll
Once you have seen all the busy tourist attractions in Istanbul, you may seek a bit of peace and quiet.
Moda, located in the district of Kadiköy on the Asian shore of the city, is without a doubt one of the most agreeable places to spend time with your family. Read the rest of this entry »
The Pera Museum, situated in Tepebaşi in the district of Beyoğlu, celebrated 10 years of existence on June 5th 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
Snow in Istanbul
It is not unusual to see the prestigious monuments of Istanbul and the shores of the Bosphorus whitened with snow. However the city witnessed much heavier snowfall than normal in the past three days. Read the rest of this entry »
The beach resort of Kilyos is located on the Black Sea on the European shore of Istanbul and belongs to the district of Sariyer. Very fashionable until the 80s, it was once one of the favourite spots of the upper class. Today it welcomes the youth and families of Istanbul. Read the rest of this entry »
In this gigantic city that counts between 17 and 20 million inhabitants there is a group of residents who don’t pay taxes, eat in the street, enjoy human company and occupy a considerable amount of space: we are talking about the cats of Istanbul. 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 »
Istinye is situated on the European shore of the Bosphorus in the district of Sariyer, between Emirgan and its famous park and Yeniköy. Read the rest of this entry »