The name of palace is derived from the palace of Mehmet pasha whom was the governor of Rumelia during Sultan Murad III.
After wooden palace burntout during Mahmut II time. Sultan Abdulaziz hired architect Sarkis Balyan to built the current palacebetween 1861-1865.
It was not resided in permanently but used in summer, most especially for hosting head of the state.
Sultan Abdulhamid the second passes his last six years in this palace and passed away in here.
BEYLERBEYI PALACE TOUR GUIDE
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Beylerbeyi Palace, summer residence of the sultans, is located at Beylerbeyi neighborhood on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus.
It was ordered by the sultan Abdulaziz and built between 1861-1865 by head architects Sarkis Balyan and Agop Balyan, imperial architects of Armenian origins, in French neo-baroque style with a traditional Ottoman house plan.
Important foreign guests visiting the Ottoman Empire were accommodated in this palace during the summer months; Prince of Serbia, King Nicholas of Montenegro, Emperor Joseph of Austro-Hungary, Shah Nasireddin of Iran, Prince Oscar of Sweden, and Empress Eugenie of France were some of them.
Sultan Abdulhamid II spent the last 6 years of his life and died here in 1918, meanwhile other sultans ruled in the Dolmabahce Palace during winter months and came here only for the summer for a nice climate.