Palaces and mansions lure tourists
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Beylerbeyi Palace has hosted 93,000 foreign and 44,000 Turkish visitors, for a total of 137,000 people.A total of 1.16 million people visited the Parliamentary National Palaces in 2012.
Of those, 627,000 were foreign tourists and the palaces and mansions collected 21 million Turkish Liras in revenue from visitors.
Dolmabahçe Palace was the most-visited palace in 2012 with 271,000 Turkish and 527,000 foreign tourists, for a total of 798,000 visitors.
Beylerbeyi Palace hosted 93,000 foreign and 44,000 Turkish visitors, for a total of 137,000 people.
The Palace Collections Museum is another popular attraction. The Yıldız Şale, Küçüksu Kasrı, Maslak Kasrı, Aynalıkavak Kasrı, Ihlamur Kasrı, Florya and Yalova Atatürk mansions attracted 184,000 foreign and local tourists.
The temporary exhibitions contributed to the visitor figures.
For example, Dolmabahçe Palace put the palatial dwelling’s old tiled stoves on display after years in storage as a temporary exhibtion which attracted many local tourists.