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Kiosks in Istanbul

Meet those gorgeous houses, kiosks, with gardens you can find peace. Imagine how thing happened once upon a time! We chose a few of them full of some famous people’s memories for you:

Tiled Kiosk

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Contacts

Address: Osman Hamdi Bey Yokuşu Street, Gülhane

Telephone: +90 (212) 520 77 (40-41-42)

The kiosk built in 1472 locates in the exterior walls of Topkapı. No doubt that Topkapı visitors also want to see this kiosk. It is asserted that the kiosk was made by Sinan the Architect as a summer house upon Sultan Mehmed II. After 1875, it bore the name of Imperial Museum. It provided services as Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum in 1953. The building bearing tile and ceramic patterns is called Tiled Kiosk naturally. However, it is also known as Glass House.

Barış Manço Kiosk

Barış Manço Kiosk

Contacts

Web: http://www.barismanco.kadikoy.bel.tr/

Address: Yusuf Kamil Paşa St. No:5 Moda

Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (except for Mondays and public holidays)

Of course, no way to forget Barış Manço who won the affection of all the world and his wife. Barış Manço was an antiquary. He wanted to turn their house into a museum to exhibit his collection in his life. His family made his wish come true. They made their house into Barış Manço Museum. He always believed that a person can live after the death as long as he is remembered. Every corner of the house is a clue for you to know him. This person called “Brother Barış” was famous with his voice and emotional intimacy with children. Don’t forget to visit this kiosk to take the opportunity to know him well!

Florya Atatürk Sea Pavilion

Florya Atatürk Sea Pavilion

Contacts

Address: İstanbul Road, Florya/Bakırköy 34153

Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (except for Mondays and Thursdays)

There was a beach, one of Atatürk’s favourites, around Menekşe in this area. İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality organized a project competition for Atatürk. Because he loved Florya very much. The architect who won the price was Seyfi Arkan. Atatürk stayed here for a long time before his death. He welcomed so many famous people in the kiosk. After his death, it was used until Kenan Evren Era and was turned into Atatürk Museum after the restoration.

Alay (Procession) Kiosk

Alay (Procession) Kiosk

Contacts

Address: Alemdar Road

Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Alay Kiosk was built for sultans to watch the regiments passing by. This photo is from the view in Gülhane Park. The sultans used to watch women in harem entering the palace in this building. Now it provides services as Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar Literature Museum Library.

Küçüksu Kiosk (Kasrı)

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Contacts

Address: Anadolu Hisarı Üsküdar 34810

Telephone: +90 (216) 332 33 03

Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Here is one of private gardens of the sultan. Sultan Murat IV loved this place very much and called this place “Silver Cypress (Gümüş Selvi)”. This building which had been made out of wood before was demolished and rebuilt in Sultah Abdülmecid Era. Having the feature of a traditional Turkish house, the ground floors were for servants and top floors were for sultans. Küçüksu was a place which preferred for recreational use.

Ihlamur Kiosks

Ihlamur Kiosks

Contacts

Address: Ihlamur Yolu Beşiktaş 34357

Telephone: +90 (212) 259 50 86

Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

These kioks, a really aesthetic structure, was made by Abdülmecid. The main building in this area is Ceremonial Kiosk (Merasim Köşkü). This kiosk was for official use. The other building, Maiyet Kiosk, was for sultan’s harem. You can rest in the café near the pool side in the magnificent garden after your visit to those kiosks. Maybe even while you are having breakfast, you can be charmed by Ottoman ambiance.

Maslak Kiosks (Pavilion)

Maslak Kiosks (Pavilion)

Contacts

Address: Büyükdere Road Maslak, Şişli 34398

Telephone: +90 (212) 346 19 07

Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The area whereabouts the kiosks was a hunting ground and rest area belongs to sultans. It takes an important place in the history because it bore a witness to Sultan Abdülhamid II’s accession to the throne. What is left from Maslak Kiosks are Kasr-ı Hümâyûn (Imperial Kiosk), Mâbeyn-i Hümâyûn (Imperial Court) ve Limonluk (Lemon Mansion), Çadır Köşk (Tent Pavilion) and Paşa Dairesi (General’s Apartment). The places except for Kasr-ı Hümayûn was turned into cafes for visitors after the restoration. Kasr-ı Hümayûn continues its existence as a museum-kiosk. The gardens of Maslak Kiosks also provide services for national and international receptions.

Aynalıkavak Kiosk

Aynalıkavak Kiosk

Contacts

Address: Aynalıkavak Road, Hasköy 34445

Telephone: +90 (212) 256 97 50

Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The kiosk was made by Selim III. It is also known as Small Palace (Küçük Saray). It is an oldest living Ottoman kiosk. Be ready for a gorgeous sea view and architecture. For those who will visit here, you must see Music Museum. It was made in memory of Selim III.

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