Four Seasons Istanbul at the Bosphorus
The spa at this luxury hotel has wow factor in spades. Features include stunning indoor pool area, steam room, spa, sauna and meditation...
This large and leafy retreat is alive with birds, picnicking families and young couples enjoying a bit of hanky-panky in the bushes. At...
Yıldız Porselen Fabrikası
Yıldız Porselen Fabrikası is housed in a wonderful building designed by Italian architect Raimondo D’Aronco, who introduced the art...
Çırağan Palace Kempinski Hotel
Nursing a mega-pricey drink or coffee at one of the Çırağan's terrace tables and watching the scene around the city's best swimming...
Izakaya-style dishes from the robata grill and raw treats from the sushi bar draw a loyal crew of locals to this branch of the popular...
Çırağan Caddesi 84 · interesting places nearby
Çırağan Palace information
Not satisfied with the architectural exertions of his predecessor at Dolmabahçe, Sultan Abdül Aziz (r 1861–76) built his own grand residence at Çırağan, only 1.5km away. Here, architect Nikoğos Balyan, who had also worked on Dolmabahçe, created an interesting building melding European neoclassical with Ottoman and Moorish styles. The palace is now part of the Çırağan Palace Kempinski Hotel.