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Küçüksu Pavilion (QASR)

-Attractions August 14, 2016
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Kucuksu Pavilion (Qasr)

Kucuksu Pavilion (Qasr) istanbul turkey

Küçüksu Pavilion (QASR), Istanbul Turkey

One of the important monuments on the Istanbul Bosphorus in the Küçüksu Pavilion. Küçüksu attracted attention during the Ottoman period and became one of the royol gardens, known as Kandil Bahçesi (Lantern Garden.) Sultan Murat IV (1623 – 1640) was particulary fond of Küçüksu and calle dit Gümüş Selvi (Silver Cypress); in several sources from the 17th century on, it is known as Bahçe-i Göksu. Starting from the 18th century the the district became densely populated. Küçüksu Pavilion was designed by Nikogos Balyan, being completed and to the pupblic in 1857. The Küçüksu Pavilion was used as a government guesthouse after the establishment of the Republic as well. Today, it functions as a museum. Restoration began in 1994, and is still continuing today. The restored parts pf building are open to visitors.

Kucuksu pavilion

Kucuksu pavilion

Küçüksu Pavilion (QASR) History and Architecture

Küçüksu Qasr which is near the Fortress of Anatolia was by Nikagos Balyan on behalf of Abdulmecit in between 1856, in place of the timber kiosk built in the reign of the Mahmut I. It was build double floored over the basement, and has active view with its baroque- rococo styles facades.The facade parallel to the Bosphorus has convex protrusions on the both sides and has a grandiose stairway in the middle. The basement was separated for cellar, kitchen and servants, upper floors was arranged as a saloon and four corner rooms. There are no bed rooms because the structure was used only for one day for relaxtion and hunting purposes. The table in the saloon of the second floor that can be ascended by the baraque stairs, which Abdulhamit II made when he was a shehzade (prince) attracts attention. The rug on this floor is an Iranian rug adorned with various animal figures. Kuçuksu Qasr reflects last period Ottoman taste with its valuable art works adorning the sloon and rooms, rugs, furniture brought from Europe and fire places.

The Qasr which was used for governmental receptions in Republic period was opened for visiting as a museum in 1983..

Note: It can be visited between 09:30 – 17:00 (16:00 in winter season) except fr Mondays and Thursdays.

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