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Hidiv Manor

-Attractions August 14, 2016
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One of the most important tourist areas in Beykoz is Hidiv Manor. It is located on the Çabuklu hills and has a picturesque view of Istanbul . During the reign of of Sultan Mahmud II (1808-1839), the governors of Egypt were grannted special status, th governorship became a dynasty and the governors of Egypt were known as Hidiv (Khedive). At the end of the 19th century, the governer of Egypt, Abbas Hilmi Pasha, sought Ottoman- German support aganist the British invision of Egypt. The young pasha needed to stay in the Ottoman capital to get this support, and thus in 1903 he purchesed two wooden manor houses in Çubuklu. Afterwards, the pasha purchased the hills behind the houses adn the upper plateu, an area of two hundred and seventy thousand square meters. In 1907, the pasha commissioned the Italian architect Delf Seminati to build the manor house in the Art Nouvau style.

The manor, a magnificent building, covers an area of one thousand square meters and has a view of the blue channel and the green forests of the Bosphorus. Hidiv Manor is an excursion spot that takes the people of Istanbul away from the stress of the city. It is a cammon venue for wedding parties and other similar celebrations.

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