Beylerbeyi Palace (Beylerbeyi Sarayi)

Beylerbeyi Palace

  • Beylerbeyi, Beylerbeyi Kavşağı, 34676 Üsküdar/İstanbul, Turkey

Beylerbeyi Palace, an exquisite example of Ottoman architecture, is located on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey. Constructed between 1861 and 1865 under Sultan Abdülaziz, it served as a summer residence and a place to entertain visiting heads of state. The palace’s design, a blend of Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical styles, is complemented by traditional Ottoman elements. Its interior showcases opulent decorations, including Bohemian crystal chandeliers and Hereke carpets. Not just a feast for the eyes, Beylerbeyi has a rich cultural history, having hosted Empress Eugénie of France and other notable figures. The palace gardens are equally impressive, offering serene views of the Bosphorus. This historical site reflects the grandeur of the Ottoman Empire and is a testament to its architectural prowess.