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Ishak Pasa Sarayi / Ishak Pasha Palace (Agri province - Turkey)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 39° 31.211 E 044° 07.770
38S E 425176 N 4374865
Quick Description: The Ishak Pasha Palace (Ishak Pasa Sarayi) near town Dogubeyazit, probably the most-photographed palace in Turkey and ultimate "Turkish-chateau", is one of the key architectonic landmarks of the country and also target of many tourists...
Location: Turkey
Date Posted: 4/22/2014 1:05:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMKJRC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:

The Ishak Pasha Palace (Ishak Pasa Sarayi) near town Dogubeyazit, probably the most-photographed palace in Turkey and ultimate "Turkish-chateau", is one of the key architectonic landmarks of the country and also target of many tourists visiting Eastern Turkey.


Located 6km uphill southeast of Dogubeyazit, Ishak Pasa Palace embodies "One Thousand and One Nights" romanticism. Part of its magic derives from its setting, perched on a small plateau abutting stark cliffs and gazing at Mt. Ararat across green Anatolian plains. The protective glass roofing means you can tour it on a rainy day. The palace construction begun in 1685 by Çolak Abdi Pasa and completed was in 1784 by his son, a Kurdish chieftain Ishak. The architecture is a superb mixture of Seljuk, Ottoman, Georgian, Persian and Armenian archiectonic styles. The palace complex is composed of several halls and buildings; these include an outer court, an inner court, men’s apartments, harem, servant and guard stations, a hamam, a large kitchen, reception and courtrooms, a tomb, and a mosque.

The "Official Tourism" URL link to the attraction: [Web Link]

The attraction’s own URL: [Web Link]

Hours of Operation:
Open: Tuesday-Sunday Closed: Monday April-October 8:30-17:30 November-March 8:30-17:00


Admission Prices:
10 TL adults / 5 TL children


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Half of a day (2-5 hours)

Transportation options to the attraction: Personal Vehicle or Public Transportation

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