Küçüksu Palace

Located on the Bosphorous coast in Turkey, the Küçüksu Palace was once the summer palace for the Ottoman Sultan Abdulmecit. Designed by famous architect Nigogos Balyan, the ornate nine-room Ottoman imperial hunting lodge acted as a place for relaxation for many sultans and country excursions during the Ottoman period. Before construction was completed in 1857, a two story timber palace during the reign of Mahmud I. Since the Republican era in 1944, the palace became a museum due to its historical relevance and fine quality furniture, paintings, and delicacy.