"PROMINENT YALI'S (MANSIONS) ASIA SIDE" Architecture Tip by balhannah

Architecture, Istanbul: 29 reviews and 78 photos

  THE SADULLAH PASA YALI
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  • THE SADULLAH PASA YALI - Istanbul
      THE SADULLAH PASA YALI
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  • THE KOMODOR REMZI BEY YALI - Istanbul
      THE KOMODOR REMZI BEY YALI
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  • THE ETHEM PERTEV YALI - Istanbul
      THE ETHEM PERTEV YALI
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  • THE ZARIF MUSTAFA PASA YALI - Istanbul
      THE ZARIF MUSTAFA PASA YALI
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  • THE YAGCI SEFIK BEY YALI - Istanbul
      THE YAGCI SEFIK BEY YALI
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THE SADULLAH PASA YALI.........Photo 1

Located in Cengelkoy, this mansion was famous for its interior decorations and for its very high value. The original owner, Sultan Abdu lhamit II, was exiled and later committed suicide.

THE KOMODOR REMZI BEY YALI...........Photo 2

In 1390, Yildirim Beyazit built Anadoluhisari, which is the castle on the Asian side of the Bosphorus. This was the narrowest part of the Bosphorus and he built it intending to capture Istanbul easily. The Komodor Remzi Bey Yali was built next to and it was rebuilt in 1917.

THE ETHEM PERTEV YALI...........Photo 3

The famous cosmetic cream, Krem Pertev, was produced in the 1960's by one of the early pharmacists of Turkey, Ethem Pertev. He was born in 1871, and is the second owner of this mansion also known as Sarayli Hanim Yali. After the death of Ethem Bey, his children continued to run his pharmacy in Aksaray, and sold the mansion in 1932 to a ship's captain. Built in the Art Nouveau architectural style, this house has been successfully renovated in recent years.

THE ZARIF MUSTAFA PASA YALI.........Photo 4

Zarif Mustafa Pasa Yali is one of the most beautiful and valuable mansions on the Bosphorus. It was purchased by Kani Bey, the coffee magnate of Sultan Mahmut II in 1800's. When the yali was originally built, it was composed of three sections: the Harem, the Selamlik and the Boat-house. It was originally three times bigger than its present size. In 1848, it became the property of Zarif Mustafa Pasa. The mansion was built on the ruins of a Byzantine monastery. The Ayazma (sacred water source) of the monastery is still in its garden.

THE YAGCI SEFIK BEY YALI.............Photo 5

In the place of Yagci Sefik Bey Yali, there was an earlier mansion belonging to Cemile Sultan, the sister of Sultan Abdulhamit II. In 1905, Sefik Bey, a successful businessman and also the founder of Association of the Naval Fleet, built this magnificient yali. The larger of the two parts of the house is the Haremlik - reserved for women, and the smaller building is the Selamlik ? reserved for men. As you travel towards Cubuklu from South to north, you see the 7-8 Hasan Pasa Yali and the Rasim Pasa Yali, recently turned into a boutique hotel.

All of these you get to see on your trip up the Bosphorus, so look out for them!

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  • Updated Aug 4, 2009
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