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The Ottoman civilization has a history full of urban renaissance and heritage buildings, topped by mosques, followed by Istanbul palaces, which became attractions for tourists from all parts of the world, and as far as ages, the great diversity was evident in the blending of the eastern and western character in wonderful construction formations.

The architectural styles in the palaces varied according to the historical eras that they passed through, and if they were dominated by wealth and high taste, these palaces became among the most important even landmarks of tourism in Turkey and among the most important places of tourism in Istanbul in particular.

Among the most famous palaces in Istanbul:

Topkapi Palace:

A visitor to Istanbul cannot leave the city without visiting the Topkapi Palace, which is one of its most important historical places. Where the palace was established by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror in 1478, and the palace was the main center from which the country was ruled over a period of 400 years and was inhabited by the Ottoman sultans

The palace was opened for visits for the first time during the reign of Sultan Abdul Majeed, and to this day it receives its visiting guests. Its charm and Ottoman style of construction made it the center of tourists' attention

Yildiz Palace:

The most famous of Istanbul's palaces, meaning the Najma Palace was built in the late 19th century on a hill in Yildiz Park, and therefore it is considered one of the largest and most beautiful historical palaces in the city, and was taken by the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid as the seat of government.

You can roam or enjoy sitting for some time in the garden that surrounds the palace, the private gardens that are distinguished by their nature, in addition to a number of stables for horse breeding and lakes surrounded by greenery on all sides.

The palace as a whole is a wonderful masterpiece from outside to inside, all of which makes it a place to attract many tourists and a wonderful background for taking the most beautiful photographs.

Dolmabahce Palace:


It is one of the palaces of Istanbul located in Besiktas, Istanbul, on the European coast of the Bosphorus, and served as the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire in the city of Istanbul since its establishment in the 19th century AD to its end, and during the first quarter of the 20th century AD.

The palace was the home of six sultans until the abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate in 1924 AD, when its ownership was transferred to the National Heritage Foundation of the Republic of Turkey. It is currently managed by the Directorate of National Palaces. Its area is 45,000 square meters. Designed and built, many gardens include 285 rooms and 46 halls.

Ahlamour Palace (Linden Palace):

These palaces were built during the reign of Sultan Abdul Majid in the year (1839-1861), within the "Ahlamour" Park, and were built in the form of two buildings on a land area of ​​24,724 square meters, surrounded by beautiful linden trees.

The first main building is the ceremony department in its front facade is a staircase and the department enjoys luxurious architecture. The palace consists of an entrance hall, and one room on both sides of the hall. The palace is furnished with European-style furnishings.

As for the second section, the Sultan's procession of the Sultan's family, it consists of rooms built on the corners, and open to a hall in the middle.

At the present time, the Sultan's section has become in the form of a winter cafeteria, while the ceremony section is currently open as a palace and a museum for visitors, where national and international concerts are held.

Ciragan Palace:

It is considered one of the pillars of light in Istanbul. The word Chiragan means light in Persian. The palace is distinguished by its white walls, surrounded by a towering beauty, and the palace courtyard overlooks the Bosphorus. Its construction began in 1834, when Sultan Abdul Aziz requested the construction of a large building that would later be a monument to his reign. Its construction was completed in 1871, and after that it was subjected to great neglect, as it became a landfill for forty years, and in 1986 the Kempinski Hotel group bought the palace and made it a part of the suites of its luxurious hotel next to the palace.

Pilar Bey Palace

Beylar Bey Palace is one of the most famous palaces in Istanbul. It was built by the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Aziz; It was used as a summer residence for the Ottoman sultans, as well as a residence for world leaders and politicians.
The palace is located on the banks of the Bosphorus in the Uskudar region, in the Asian part of Istanbul, and is distinguished by the majesty of the design and the beauty of the building. , and other sections.

Koguksu Palace - The Small Palace

Kogoksu Palace is one of the most important palaces for tourism in Istanbul. It is distinguished by its unique designs and elegant interior distributions. It also contains decorations and inscriptions that combine European and Ottoman fingerprints.

The construction of Kogoksu Palace dates back to the seventeenth century, as it was used for two centuries as a summer residence for the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. It was just a two-storey wooden palace. In the mid-nineteenth century, Sultan Abdul Majid ordered its demolition and the construction of another three-storey stone palace in the European style.

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