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Aynalıkavak Pavilion


Aynalıkavak Pavilion

This is one of the finest example of Ottoman civil architecture and the only one of the mansions of the 16th century Tersane (Shipyard) Palace to survive. Located in the woods and gardens laid out by Ahmet III (1703-1730), this mansion was used as a hunting lodge by the sultan. Sultan Selim III, known his poetry and musical compositions, passed much of his time at this palace, redecorated for him. Today in his memory, a part of this building has been transformed into The Research Center for Turkish Musical Instrument Museum. Concerts are held here from time to time and the palace, last repaired in 1850 by the architect Garabet Balyan, is opened to visitors.

Transportation: 

It can be reached by minibus.

Telephone: 

0 (212) 256 97 50

Address: 

Aynalıkavak Street. Hasköy