Beylerbeyi Palace, a place for the VIP visitors in the 1800s. Empress, Kings, Sultans, Dukes and Dutches, all visited this exquisite palace on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. Experience the splendor of a Sultan's summer home. Also, there are 2,670 restaurants within a 3 mile area from the palace and over 1,000 attractions. So put it on your 'to do' list.
It's a Neo-Baroque style. With its' 24 rooms and 6 grand halls, plus a hamam, entertaining royalty and other VIPs was assured. The beautiful white marble entrance gives you a taste for what is coming next.
Take note of the dining chairs in the harem... They were carved by Sultan Abulhamit II when he was imprisoned for the last 6 years of his life. Sounds like a good movie script.