Yildiz Palace (Yıldız Sarayı) is 23 km (14 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. Yildiz, one of the last residences of the Ottoman sultans, was completed by Abdulhamit II at the end of the 19th century in a large and well protected park which is scattered in an area of 500,000 square meters (123,5 acres) of grounds with several palaces and pavilions. The sultan used the palace as his official palace and harem.

There is also Yildiz Porcelain Factory established in the grounds of Yildiz Palace in 1894. It was built to make traditional Turkish porcelains and protect them against porcelain industries of Europe. Today, it’s a museum-factory which produces both modern design items and reproductions of the Ottoman period.

Open daily between 09:30 – 16:30 except Mondays & Thursdays

Address: Yildiz Park – Besiktas – Istanbul
Phone: +90 212 2583081
Admission fee: 10 TL


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