Yıldız Palace is a complex of treasures, pavilions, greenhouses and fountains built in the 19th and 20th centuries. The palace built as the residence of Abdülhamit, but fact the main purpose was to built a more stable place against attack from the sea.
On the left of the palace courtyard is the Great Mabeyn, the City Museum where the porcelain and kitchenware are displayed on the corner, and the Gun Shop which is used as an arsenal. Located in the palace complex, Yıldız Palace Museum has a collection of objects and art products.
The Yıldız Palace Theater, founded in 1889, was built during the reign of Abdülhamit. Sultan Abdülhamit was an administrator known for his support of art and he watched many games from the locals in this theater. The lake in the palace is likened to the brick of Abdulhamit’s shape. There was also a small-scale zoo built here. It is known for being the favorite place of Abdülhamit. Apart from this, there are many workshops in Yıldız Palace, a place that many sultans and sultanate members love. Carpenter, repair shop are some of these. The palace was transferred to the Ministry of Culture in 1978. The year 1994 was found to be transformed into a museum. You can add this famous palace to your where to see in Istanbul list.
Yıldız Palace Visiting Information
Address: Barbaros Boulevard, Serencebey St., No: 62, 34349 Besiktas Istanbul
Transportation: You can reach here from Yildiz Technical Station near Taksim.
Visiting Days and Hours: April 15 – November 1 09:00 – 19:00, November 1 – April 15 09:00 – 16:30.
Entry Fees: The entrance fee is 10 Lira.
Notes: Entrance fees and visit times may vary periodically. Please check the website for updated information.