About Yıldız Palace

about star palace
about star palace

Yildiz Palace, Sultan III. It was built for Selim (1789-1807) mother Mihrişah Sultan, especially the Ottoman Sultan II. It was used as the main palace of the Ottoman Empire during the period of Abdülhamit (1876-1909). Today it is located in Beşiktaş District. It is a whole of palaces, mansions, administration, protection, service buildings and parks, located in a garden and woodland that covers the entire slope, starting from the Marmara sea coast and rising to the northwest and covering the entire slopes, not as a single structure like Dolmabahçe Palace.

This region has been a hunting ground for the sultans starting from the Legal period (1520-1566). Although it is not known exactly how much it overlaps with the palace land, the gardens and groves named “Civan Kapucıbaşı Garden” and “Kazancıoğlu Garden” most likely also included the Yıldız Palace land. These gardens joined the sultan gardens during the reign of Ahmed I (1603-1617).

After that, many different structures were added to the region at different times. These places, which can be considered among the most elaborately constructed buildings of the period, have made this place a living space in terms of structure.

II. It is told that Abdülhamit left the Dolmabahçe Palace, which had witnessed two revolutions in 1876, for emotional reasons and retreated to Yıldız, which was more sheltered. During this period, Yıldız became the main focus of the political administration, overshadowing the Bab-ı Ali, where the government unit was located and which was the main axis of political life during the Tanzimat period. The court that ordered the execution of Mithat Pasha and Mahmud Celaleddin Pasha in 1882 was held in Yıldız Palace and therefore it became known as Yıldız Court. After this date, Yıldız Palace, II. Based on Abdulhamit's rule, it became famous as a center of fear and deceit, and for a while sözcüThe use of these in the Ottoman press, on the grounds that they may have political connotations, II. It was blocked by Abdülhamit's censorship administration. When Sultan Abdulhamid was dethroned after the 1909 March Incident in 31, the palace was plundered by a crowd of people and partially burned. During this plundering act, it is told that people who gave a report to Abdülhamit or worked as police agents tried to destroy them by searching for their documents.

Yıldız Mosque

II. Abdulhamid Yıldız Mosque was built between 1885 and 1886. It is one of the most typical examples of the late Ottoman architecture with its mass and plan scheme and decoration.

Yıldız Mosque Beşiktaş is located on the Yıldız Palace road in the northern part of Barbaros Boulevard. Although its real name is Hamidiye, it is mostly known as Yıldız Mosque.


The palace had a complex structure and its administrative structures included the Great Mabeyn, Şale Mansion, Malta Mansion, Tent Tent, Yıldız Theater and Opera House, Yıldız Palace Museum and Imperial Porcelain Production House. Yıldız Palace Garden was also a well-known resting place in Istanbul. A bridge was connecting Yıldız Palace and Çırağan Palace to this garden on the Bosphorus.

Star Palace Clock Tower

It is located in the southwest corner of the Yildiz Mosque courtyard. It was built in 1890. There is a design with orientalist and neogothic mix. The corners are three floors, rising on a broken square plan. It is covered with a pointed and sliced ​​dome. There is also sliced ​​vaulted roof windows in the cover.

Yıldız Porcelain Production House

The production house, which was opened in 1895, was producing to meet the European style ceramics requirement of the upper class. Bowls, vases and plates were produced, often depicting the Bosphorus view. The building had a view resembling medieval castles.



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