Istanbul Palaces & Pavilions

Tourist information and guide to top best palaces & pavilions in Istanbul, Turkey...


There are many beautiful palaces & pavilions in Istanbul worth a visit on your visit to Istanbul. Palaces are the gorgeous structure that where the Ottoman Sultans have lived and they are being visited by thousands of tourists every day. Below are the palaces and pavilions in Istanbul.

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  • Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet

    Topkapi Palace is a magnificent oriental palace that is situated on a triangular promontory dominating the Bosphorus & Golden Horn. It was the residence of the Ottoman Sultans from 15th century to mid-19th century.
  • Dolmabahce Palace in Dolmabahce, Besiktas

    Dolmabahce Palace is also a magnificent one located just by the Bosphorus in Besiktas. It was the residence of the last Ottoman Sultans. The Auction Hall is the most important part of the palace.


  • Yildiz Palace in Besiktas

    Yildiz Palace is located in Yildiz, Besiktas and consists of many 19th century pavilions, kiosks & villas set in a beautiful garden overlooking the Bosphorus.
  • Beylerbeyi Palace in Beylerbeyi

    Beylerbeyi Palace is located on the Asian side of Bosphorus and was built in 1865. The interior is decorated with white marble and the gardens are delightful.
  • Ciragan Palace in Besiktas

    Ciragan Palace is one of the most popular palaces located in Besiktas, along Bosphorus. Ciragan Palace also have hosted the Sultans and their families during the Ottoman era.
  • Cinili Pavilion in Sultanahmet

    Cinili Pavilion was built in 1473 and is located at the gardens of the Topkapi Palace. The Pavilion and its beautiful tiles is worth a visit and see.
  • Hidiv Pavilion in Cubuklu

    Hidiv Pavilion is a beautiful one located in Cubuklu, on the Bosphorus Asian shores. The Pavilion has great Bosphorus views and also very popular for brunchs and dining&wining opportunities for both locals and tourists in Istanbul.
  • Aynalikavak Pavilion in Haskoy, Golden Horn

    Aynalikavak Pavilion is a beautiful one located in Golden Horn that belongs to Ottoman era.
  • Ihlamur Pavilion in Besiktas

    Ihlamur Pavilion is a spectacular structure located at the Ihlamur Valley lying behind the district of Beşiktaş was a popular picnic place in the early 18th century, when the vineyards here belonged to Haci Hüseyin Aga, superintendent of the Naval Arsenal.
  • Tekfur Palace in Edirnekapi

    Tekfur Palace is located at the Edirnekapi district of Istanbul, at the Historical Peninsula. The 1400 years old Palace has 3 floors and remnants of the Byzantium era.
  • Kucuksu Pavilion in Anadolu Hisari

    Kucuksu Pavilion is a nice one located nearby the Anadolu Fort in Istanbul. This attractive part of the Bosphorus on the Asian shore is mentioned by Byzantine historians, and during Ottoman era became one of the imperial parks that is known as Kandil Bahçesi (Lantern Garden).
  • Maslak Pavilion in Maslak

    Maslak Pavilion is located on the Buyukdere street, between Istinye and Tarabya joints in Maslak, Istanbul. The hilltop site of these royal lodges overlooking the Bosphorus is between the districts of Levent and Ayazaga on the European shore.