The Beylerbeyi Palace (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.