The Goksu - Kuçuksu Palace, dubbed after the streams near the pavilion in Bagce-i Goksu, was built by Sultan Abdulmecit I in the mid-19th century. The Kucuksu Pavilion or Kucukso Kasri lays next to the Bosphorus Strait and contains three floors that include the basement, where the kitchens and storages are located.
It was finished in the year 1857 by the imperial architect Nikogos Balyan, and has served as a hunting lodge or resting place to several sultans, ever since. It was restored by Sultan Abdulaziz and has remained intact ever since. During the republic period, it served as a state guest house and later turned into a public museum.
The Kuçuksu Pavillioon has rooms and halls decorated with fireplaces of Italian marble, parquet floor of fine wood, crystal chandeliers that shape its European style, besides a cafeteria in the grounds overlooking the ships passing through.
- It opens:
- Daily from:9:30am to 4:30pm
- It closes:
- Admission Fee: (Turkish Lira TRY)
- Its contact information is:
- Phone number: (+90)216 332 33 03