Summer Houses in Tarabya Istanbul
British and German EmbassiesThe British Embassy’s summer house was burnt to the ground in 1911. Today’s German Consulate, in the south of Tarabya , is where Abdulhamid II spent most of his adolescence and gifted the building to
Italian ConsulateAs you leave Tarabya towards Kirecburnu you see two summer residences; the Italian Consulate, a very grand design by Raimondo d’Aronco, completed in 1908 and has a mix of Ottoman and Palladian styles of architecture. Sultan Abdulhamid II gave the building to Princess Elena of Montenegro as a wedding present and today the building is slowly being restored.
French EmbassyThe French Embassy is the oldest of the summer palaces and originally the building was owned by the Phanariot Greek governor of Wallachia, Prince Alexander Ipsilanti who in 1806 was executed for treason. As it was the French that helped discourage the British from attacking Istanbul, Sultan Selim III was persuaded into giving the building to Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and after a fire in 1913 only some basic parts of the structure survived. The building is now owned by the Marmara University .
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Turkish Food Recipes
Bulgur with Meat - Rice & Pasta Dishes
Noah's Pudding Asure - Other Desserts
Stuffed Aubergines in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses
Swordfish on Skewers - Other Main Courses
Pilav Rice with Vermicelli - Rice & Pasta Dishes
Fried Calamari - Seafood Mezes