Photo of Beylerbeyi Palace in Istanbul

Photo of Beylerbeyi Palace in Istanbul

Istanbul

Beylerbeyi Palace

Described by some as a miniature Dolmabahce Palace but without the crowds, the Beylerbeyi Sarayı (Beylerbeyi Palace) was commissioned by Sultan Abdülaziz to act as an imperial summer residence.

With 24 rooms, 6 halls, and a hamam, it would have been quite the summer home, and was also used to entertain visiting dignitaries.

The opulence of the white marble exterior (designed by architects Hagop Balyan and Sarkis Balyan and completed in 1865) is matched by the lavish interior, which features French clocks, Bohemian crystal chandeliers, and porcelain vases.

If you want to see how it compares to the city’s other palaces, then check out Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace or Yildiz Palace.
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