Dating back to the 19th century, the Beylerbeyi Palace was created by architect Sarkis Balyan. Designed to welcome sultans during their holidays, it has also become the residence of statesmen such as Tsar Nicholas II, King Edward VIII of England or Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, Emperor of France. In Baroque architectural style, the palace, located on the banks of the Bosphorus, was built in white marble and stone. Composed of six lounges, 24 rooms, a large bathroom and a hammam, it has the characteristics of the traditional Turkish house, with a haremlik, reserved for women, and another, selamlik, reserved for men. An eclectic decoration completes the harmony of the place with splendid carpets, candelabras in Bohemian crystal, and Chinese, Japanese, French and Turkish porcelain. Do not miss a visit to the central salon, the blue room and the room with marquetry, considered the most beautiful rooms of the palace, then walk in the gardens with several stunning garden pavilions.
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