Kucuksu Kasri is 42 km (26 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. Kucuksu Pavilion was built by Sultan Abdulmecit in mid-19th century at the location known as Bagce-i Goksu on the Asian shores of the Bosphorus, near the Anatolian Fortress. The pavilion was completed in 1857 by the imperial architect Nikogos Balyan. It has three floors including the basement where there were kitchens and storage rooms. Kucuksu was used as a hunting lodge and as a resting mansion by several sultans and restored by Sultan Abdulaziz surviving until our days. The building has a European style in its architecture, rooms and halls are decorated with exquisite fire places made of Italian marble, fine wood parquet floor, European furniture, crystal chandeliers and mirrors with sultans’ Tugra, Hereke carpets, paintings etc.

Kucuksu Kasri was used as a state guest house for a short time during the Republic period and than opened as a museum. There is a small cafeteria in the courtyard where you can sit and enjoy the ships passing while sipping your Turkish tea or Turkish coffee.

Open daily between 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. except Mondays & Thursdays.

Address: Goksu Mh., Beykoz  –  Istanbul
Phone: +90.216.332 33 03
Admission: 5 TL

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