Beylerbeyi Sarayı (Beylerbeyi Palace)

The Beylerbeyi Palace, on the shore of the Bosphorous and in the district to which it gives it name, is an Ottoman summer palace complex built in the 1860’s. Today it lies right under the Bosphorous bridge.

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Address

Abdullah Ağa Cad., Beylerbeyi

Visiting Hours

09:00-17:00
closed on Monday

Phone (216) 321 9320

The Beylerbeyi Palace (Turkish: Beylerbeyi Sarayı. It means “Lord of Lords”) is an Ottoman summer palace complex built in the 1860’s on the shores of the Bosphorous. Today it lies right under the Bosphorous bridge.

The building was designed by the well-known architect Sarkis Balyan and it combines elements of renaissance, baroque and other styles from both the East and West.The main building of the complex is a two-storey construction, made of stone, on a high basement. The building was constructed on a land of about 2,500 square meters sits on a rectangular floor area. The South side of the Palace was organized as Imperial Mabeyn and The North side as Valide Sultan’s Apartment. There are total 6 halls, 24 rooms, 1 hamam and 1 bathroom at two storeys.

In addition to the fantastic view of the Bosphorous and historical architecture, one should not miss exploring its lily pond and large garden.

 

Taksim: Take the funicular railway line inside the Taksim Metro station to get to Kabataş. Take the ferry from Kabataş to Üsküdar. Hop in the shuttle bus across the dock and get off at the Beylerbeyi Sarayı stop.

Atatürk Airport: You can take the Aksaray – Havaalanı metro line, then transfer on to Aksaray station to catch T1 Zeytinburnu – Kabataş tramline and get off at the Eminönü stop. Take the ferry to Üsküdar and hop in the shuttle bus service and get off at the Beylerbeyi Sarayı stop.

Blue Mosque Area: Take the T1 Zeytinburnu – Kabataş tramline and get off at the Eminönü stop. Catch the ferry for Üsküdar and hop in the shuttle bus service and get off at the Beylerbeyi Sarayı stop.

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