Aynalıkavak Pavilion

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Except Mondays & Thursdays
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Aynalikavak Pavilion is located in the Haskoy neighborhood on the Golden Horn. Originally this was an agricultural area during the Byzantine period. Forests were planted in the Ottoman period and the sultans built wooden mansions for their relaxation. After the construction of many shipyards, the area gained importance and the stone  Aynalikavak Pavilion and several other kiosks were built in the 18th and 19th centuries.
The land façade of the pavilion sits on two floors and the sea-side façade on three. The pavilion has a divan room and audience hall (Arz Odasi), which is decorated with sultans' seals (tugra), fine calligraphy work, and beautiful windows and mirrors. The ceiling is covered with a dome. Today, on the lower floor of the pavilion there is a research center for traditional old Turkish musical instruments where occasionally Turkish traditional music concerts are held. The Aynalikavak Pavilion opened to the public in 1985 as a museum.

Kasımpaşa Street, Hasköy
(0212) 256 97 50