Şale Köşkü

Located on the grounds of Yıldız Palace, the Şale Köşk comes from the French word “chalet.” The structure is one of the most striking of 19th Century Ottoman architecture. In a garden surrounded by high walls and made up of three adjacent structures, each built at a different time, the first building was built in 1880.

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Located on the grounds of Yıldız Palace, the Şale Köşk comes from the French word “chalet.” The structure is striking example of 19th century Ottoman architecture. Situated in a garden, it is surrounded by high walls and made up of three adjacent structures, each built at a different time. The first building was erected in 1880.

In 1889 Sarkis Balyan expanded the building and in the same year a third section with the name of the Merasim Kösk was added by the Italian architect D’Aranco.

The last two sections were added in order to increase the space before a visit by German Emperor Wilhelm II, as the Şale Kösk was designed to serve as the guest-house within the Yıldız Palace.

Among the most eye-catching sections of the kösk is the Ceremonial Hall, where there is a wall to wall handmade Hereke carpet and gilded golden panels decorating the ceiling.

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