Huber Kosku

March 15, 2010 23:49 by haci
Huber Mansion is located at Tarabya district along the European shores of the Bosphorus. Its exact construction date and architect is not known but most probably it was built by the Italian architect D'Aronco in the 19th century for a German weapons dealer, Mr. Auguste Huber. The mansion was extend... [More]

Malta Kosku

March 15, 2010 23:44 by haci
The Malta Kiosk is located in the Yildiz Park at Besiktas district. It was built in the mid-19th century by the Sultan Abdulaziz in this heavily forested park and used as a relaxing mansion for both sultans and their ladies wondering in the nicely cared vegetation. At some periods of the late Ot... [More]

Hidiv Kasri

March 15, 2010 23:41 by haci
Hidiv Pavilion is located on the hills of Cubuklu neighborhood in Beykoz district on the Asian side of Istanbul. It was built in 1907 by Italian architect Delfo Seminati as a residence for the Ottoman governor (Hidiv or Khedive) of Egypt, Abbas Hilmi Pasha. The mansion sits in a large area and at t... [More]

Tophane Kasri

March 15, 2010 23:38 by haci
The Tophane Pavilion gets its name from Tophane (meaning Cannon factory in Turkish, where there was one) neighborhood. It's located on Necatibey street next to the Nusretiye mosque and was one of the most important buildings on the Tophane Square during the Ottoman period. The kiosk was ordered ... [More]

Sepetciler Kasri

March 15, 2010 23:35 by haci
It's located at Sarayburnu area at Eminonu district, at the entrance of the Golden Horn. The Kiosk was built in the 16th century by Sultan Murat III within the grounds of Topkapi Palace and was renovated by Sultan Mahmud I in 1739. It was also used as a boat house for imperial boats and the sult... [More]

Aynalikavak Kasri

March 15, 2010 23:32 by haci
Aynalikavak Pavilion is located at Haskoy neighborhood on the Golden Horn. Originally the area was full of agricultural fields during the Byzantine period and than with forests during the Ottoman period, where the sultans built wooden lodges for their relaxing stays. After the construction of th... [More]

Kucuksu Kasri

March 15, 2010 23:29 by haci
Kucuksu Pavilion was built by Sultan Abdulmecit in the mid-19th century at the location known as Bagce-i Goksu along the Bosphorus Strait, near the Anatolian Fortress on the Asian side. The pavilion was finished in 1857 by the imperial architect Nikogos Balyan. It sits on three floors including ... [More]

Maslak Kasri

March 15, 2010 23:22 by haci
The sultan's hunting lodge and a resting place. Maslak Pavilion is a combination of several kiosks built during the times of Sultan Abdulaziz (1861-1876). Kiosks which are survived until our days are; Kasr-i Humayun (imperial kiosk), Mabeyn-i Humayun (imperial court), Limonluk (lemon mansion), Cadi... [More]

Ihlamur Kasri

March 15, 2010 23:18 by haci
Lovely imperial rest house built in the midst of Linden trees, where you can have a cup of coffee, or as the Turkish word ihlamur implies, a cup of Linden tea. The pavilion was built between 1849-1855 by the Sultan Abdulmecit as a resting villa where he was also receiving some of his guests includi... [More]

Ciragan Palace

March 15, 2010 23:09 by haci
Ciragan Palace seen from Bosporus The palace in 1840 The palace burned out in 1909 Atrium with staircase in Ciragan Atrium Hall in Ciragan Pool in Ciragan with murals by Rainer Maria LatzkeÇırağan Palace (Turkish: Çırağan Sarayı), a former Ottoman palace, is now a five-star hote... [More]

Yildiz Palace

March 15, 2010 13:55 by haci
Yildiz Palace (Turkish: Yildiz Sarayi) is a vast complex of former imperial Ottoman pavilions and villas in Istanbul, Turkey, built in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was used as a residence by the Sultan and his court in the late 19th century. Yildiz Palace, meaning "Star Palace"... [More]

Tekfur Palace

March 14, 2010 02:34 by haci
Istanbul Tekfur Palace The palace was built adjacent to the land ramparts of İstanbul between Edirnekapı and Haliç. According to the researches, it was determined that the palace belonged to the 13th century. It was used for various aims after the conquest of İstanbul in 1453. It was restored b... [More]

Dolmabahce Palace

March 14, 2010 02:16 by haci
Dolmabahce Palace built in 19 th century is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire with the last of Ottoman Sultans was residing there. After the foundation of the Turkish Republic in Ankara, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk transferred all ... [More]

Beylerbeyi Palace

March 14, 2010 02:05 by haci
The Beylerbeyi Palace — or Beylerbeyi Sarayı in Turkish (Beylerbey = "Lord of Lords") — is located in the Beylerbeyi neighbourhood of Istanbul, Turkey at the Asian side of the Bosphorus. An Imperial Ottoman summer residence built in the 1860s, it is now situated immediately north of the 1... [More]

Topkapi Palace

August 30, 2009 13:34 by haci
Topkapı Palace constructed by Fatih Sultan Mehmet, (the Conqueror) in 1478 has been the official residence of the Otoman Sultans and center of State Administration around 380 years until the construction of Dolmabahçe Palace by Sultan Abdülmecid. The palace having around 700.000 m.² area during the... [More]