Aynalıkavak Pavilion offering unique views of the Golden Horn has become one of the symbolic places of Istanbul.
Aynalıkavak Pavilion, which is important in many ways and dates from 4 July 1985, is also close to Kasımpaşa and Okmeydanı. According to the words of the world-famous traveler Evliya Çelebi, the area where today's Aynalıkavak Pavilion is located was a place of great concern to the Byzantine Period emperors.
Aynalıkavak Pavilion, which is located within the borders of Beyoğlu of Istanbul and was actually a huge grove in the 1450s, was serving as a shipyard garden at that time. Aynalıkavak Pavilion, which is a center of attention of thousands of local and foreign visitors with its aesthetic appearance and dazzling architectural details, is also called Tersane Palace and Aynalıkavak Palace. Aynalıkavak Pavilion, which is still open to visitors and has various social facilities around it, will be enough to allure with all its elegance.
Although it has been known as Aynalıkavak Pavilion since 17th century, it is possible to say that its history dates from much earlier times. It is estimated that this historical building was built in a palace complex by Sultan Ahmed III. Aynalıkavak Pavilion was restored comprehensively during the reign of Selim III and has taken its current form. It is among Turkey's most important cultural heritage.
The built-in sofa arrangements and decorated sunroofs reviving the interior decoration should definitely be seen in Aynalıkavak Pavilion that was converted into a museum exhibiting Turkish instruments and that is open to visitors. The friezes containing the poems of Enderuni Fazıl and Şeyh Galib are located in the composition and divarhane room. In addition to this, the barbecues that make up the traditional form of heating of the building are definitely worth seeing.