Located between Beşiktaş and Ortaköy, in the Yıldız Park, the Yıldız Palace is complex which extends 500,000m2 and consists of several pavilions, palace buildings and other service and management buildings. The name of this complex comes from the pavilion built by Sultan Selim III in the large gardens that make up the Yıldız Park. The yellow hall in the Yıldız pavilion is beautifully decorated with landscapes painted on the ceiling.This complex extended by many of Ottoman Sultans but during Sultan Abdulhamid II period this complex even more extended.
Abdulhamid used Yıldız Palace his main residence, despite the other Sultans' preference of the newly constructed Dolmabahçe Palace. Abdulhamid, like all Ottoman Sultans, busied himself with a trade, his being cabinet-making. He established workshop for cabinetmaking and porcelain production of porcelain continues there to this day in the Yıldız Porcelain Factory. After the fall of Ottoman Empire this palace complex was abandoned.
The Yıldız Park is now open to the public and many of pavilions have been restored.
By Bus and Minibus from Beşiktaş.
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Barbaros avenue, Serencebey ramp Number:62, Beşiktaş