Istanbul palaces ... tell the history of the Ottoman Empire
Istanbul is a city of originality and history, it is the first city in Turkey in all fields of economic, tourism and historical, as it is one of the most famous tourist and historical cities in Turkey.
Istanbul is famous for its luxurious palaces built on the traditional Ottoman architectural style, which indicates the strength and richness of the Ottoman state as it is intended by tourists from all over the world to enjoy the beauty and excitement, Istanbul palaces take you to enjoy the atmosphere of charming nature in addition to the wonderful architecture, as it takes you on a journey through history To tell the story of a country that lasted more than 400 years.
The historical palaces in the city of Istanbul are evidence of the state of prosperity that the Ottoman Empire was experiencing, as each of its palaces was and remains a masterpiece of art.
The most famous historical palaces of Istanbul:
Topkapi Palace, which is one of The most important and beautiful tourist attractions in Istanbul, and one of the largest palaces in the city of Istanbul, it was the center of the residence of the Ottoman Sultans which spanned four centuries from 1470 to 1856 over the rule of the Ottoman Empire until Sultan Abd al-Hamid II ordered to build the Dolmabahce Palace and turned it into an archaeological museum showing the holdings and treasures of the Ottoman and Islamic states.
Topkapi Palace was built during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed AL-Fatih and it was called Yeni Saray, with an area of about 500,000 square meters. It is one of the oldest and largest palaces in the world and it is one of the few palaces that have preserved its splendor.
Topkapi Palace is located in Sultanahmet area overlooking the Bosphorus Strait and the Sea of Marmara, which is distinguished by its treasures of the Ottoman Empire and its magnificent wooden garden. With a fountain that attracts everyone’s attention. Topkapi Palace consists of a labyrinth of buildings that revolves around the courtyards protected by multiple gates.
Dolma Bahça Palace
Dolma Bahça Palace, which is considered an artistic masterpiece unique in all the world. It is a fascinating architectural design that combines eastern and western style of architecture.
Dolma Bahça Palace is located in the city of Istanbul on the European side in the Besiktas region directly overlooking the Bosphorus Strait and is one of the most famous palaces and museums in Turkey.
Dolma Bahça Palace was built on a natural harbour, whose land was stuffed in dirt, to become a special garden for the sultans, from here the name Dolma Bahça Palace came.
In 1843 Sultan Abdul Hamid I ordered to build the palace, which took 13 years to build, at a cost of about 30 tons of gold. Fourteen tons of gold were used, in addition to 60 tons of silver to paint the ceilings and decorate the palace.
the Ottoman architects in the construction of the Dolma Bahça Palace displayed the most beautiful architectural arts in France, Germany and Italy that were widespread in that period in addition to the Ottoman architecture.
In the Dolma Bahça Palace lived 6 Ottoman sultans in addition to the founder of the Turkish state Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who was the first president of the new Turkish state,
Yildiz Palace is one of the most famous palaces of Istanbul and it is the last palace of the Ottoman Sultans, and Yildiz means a star in the Turkish language.
Yildiz Palace is located on the highest hill in Yildiz Park in Besiktas on the banks of the Bosphorus in Istanbul on the European side of it in a privileged location and a large area.
Yildiz Palace was built at the end of the nineteenth century during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Selim III, as a gift to his mother, Sultan Mehri Shah.
Yildiz Palace was built in Yildiz Park, which is characterized by its tall trees and beautiful flowers that were brought from all over the world.
The Yildiz Palace became the palace of the Ottoman rule during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II instead of the Dolma Bahce palace for more than 30 years, and many important personalities were received at Yildiz Palace during the reign of the Ottoman Empire.
Yildiz Palace is distinguished by its spacious area, elegant and unique design, in which its furniture combined between the Orient and the Ottoman taste in an unique design.
beylerbeyi Palace One of the most famous palace in the city of Istanbul, during the era of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Aziz, beylerbeyi Palace was built on the ruins of Mahmoud Pasha Palace, which was completely destroyed during a fire.
beylerbeyi Palace was a summer residence of the Ottoman Sultans. It was also used to receive the kings and leaders of the world, beylerbeyi Palace is distinguished by its design where you can see luxury, creativity and walls decorated with drawings. beylerbeyi Palace combined the eastern design from the inside and the western design from the outside.
beylerbeyi Palace is located on the Bosphorus, on the Asian side of Istanbul, in the Escudar region.
çırağan Palace is one of the most beautiful palaces of Istanbul, characterized by its white walls, spacious garden, and luxurious construction. The cost of its construction amounted to about 4 million golden liras. çırağan Palace was built during the reign of Sultan Abdul Aziz
Sultan Abdul Aziz was imprisoned there with his family after his dismissal, and Sultan Murad V deportation to the çırağan Palace to be placed under house arrest after his dismissal.
çırağan Palace is located on the European side of Istanbul between Besiktas and Ortakoy, overlooks the Bosphorus.
Aynalı kavak place
Aynalı kavak Palace is one of the oldest palaces of Istanbul and it has its name due to the poplar trees that spread in its garden, the date of its construction is unknown, but some say that it was built during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed Al-Fateh to be a palace for the Ottoman sultans before the Topkapi Palace,
Aynalı kavak Palace is characterized as the first palace in which the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed Al-Fateh lived in it after the conquest of Istanbul.