Şale Mansion is one of the treasures waiting to be discovered on the European side of Istanbul, and it is located in the Beşiktaş district. It is located in Yıldız Park, which houses the Yıldız Palace that was built between the 19th and 20th centuries and can be described as a sultanate complex. Behind its large garden surrounded by high walls, it is shown as the most elegant detached building in Yıldız Park.
Abdulhamid II. Although it looks like it is one part, it essentially consists of three separate parts. The left side is actually in the mood for a chalet, which is also the source of the mansion's name. Because the word ‘Şale’, means chalet in French that is the origin of the name. It has also hosted the most senior representatives from countries such as the United Kingdom and France.
The other part of it was made for the German King Kaiser Wilhelm II. It consists of 14 rooms and a dining hall which is also known as the ‘Pearlescent Hall’ due to the extraordinarily detailed nacreous ornaments on its walls. Some of the furniture here is known to have been made by Sultan Abdülhamit II, who was interested in carpentry as a hobby. It is true that these are made by Abdulhamid.
The third part of the mansion in luxury also attracts attention with its ‘Reception Hall’. The carpet on the floor of the hall is said to have been hand-woven by 60 people. With its luxury items, sophisticated ambiance, and 19th-century splendor, the Şale mansion is one of Istanbul's most amazing sightseeing spots.