Ciragan Palace was constructed by Sultan Abdülaziz between 1863 and 1867. The architects of palace were Nigogayos Balyan, his sons Sarkis and Hagop Balyan.
Sultan Abdülaziz didn’t use the other palaces which were built by his ancestors and decided to build this nice palace on the Bosporus such as Dolmabahce Palace.
The Palace was totally damaged during a big fire on January 19, 1910. A Japanese corporation bought the burned palace and made a big restoration to use a hotel. It is used as 5 Star Kempinski Hotel today and one of most expensive hotels in the city.
You can not visit this Palace as a museum. Because it is a 5 star hotel today. But if you like, we can make a reservation for dinner, lunch and breakfast in one of palace restaurants.