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Historical Pavilion Visit/Food & Fun

Hosted by the Consul of the Istanbul Making Connections Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 19 Jun 15:00 - 19:00

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Let's visit the charming neighbourhood of Küçüksu in Beykoz district and visit the Küçüksu Pavilion, Littlewater Pavilion a.k.a. Göksu (Skywater) situated on the Asian shore of the Bosphorus between Anadoluhisarı and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge. The pavilion was used by Ottoman sultans as a summer residence for short stays during country excursions and hunting.

Plan:

1. We will meet in front of the main entrance of Küçüksu Pavilion and will visit it together at 15:00.

2. At around 15:45 to 16:00, we will go to Buonatalenti Gelato shop very near to pavilion for amazing Italian gelato.

2. After ice-cream we will walk a 4 km walk (about 5 minutes) to the lovely neighbourhood of Çengelköy for tasty food and particularly, great desserts and coffee.

NOTE: Wear comfortable walking shoes. We will burn calories and will enjoy some rich desserts!

NOTE: You may purchase your museum entrance at door or also use your Istanbul Museum Pass card.

Hope to see you there!

About the building: The pavilion was commissioned by Sultan Abd-ul-Mejid I Protected content , and designed by the architects Garabet Amira Balyan and his son Nigoğayos Balyan in the neo-baroque style. Completed in Protected content , the structure took the place of a two storey timber palace built during the reign of Mahmud I Protected content by his Grand Vizier Divittar Mehmed Pasha, then successively used by Selim III Protected content and Mahmud II Protected content .