Ishak Pasha Palace

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Ishak Pasha Palace in 2010
Ishak Paşa Sarayı, distant view 2006

Ishak Pasha Palace (Turkish: İshak Paşa Sarayı) is a semi-ruined palace and administrative complex located in the Doğubeyazıt district of Ağrı province of eastern Turkey.

The Ishak Pasha palace is an Ottoman-period palace whose construction was started in 1685 by Colak Abdi Pasha of the Cildirogullari[1], the bey of Beyazit province. Construction was continued by his son İshak Pasha and completed by his grandson Mehmet Pasha. According to the inscription on its door, the Harem Section of the palace was completed by his grandson Ishak (Isaac) Pasha in 1784.[2]

The Ishak Pasha Palace is one of the few examples of surviving historical Turkish palaces.[1]

The palace was depicted on the reverse of the Turkish 100 new lira banknote of 2005-2009.[3]

Sections of the palace[edit]

The complex consists of following sections:

  • Exterior façades
  • First and second courts
  • The men's quarter (selamlık)
  • The mosque
  • The soup kitchen (Darüzziyafe)
  • Bath
  • Harem Section
  • Hall for ceremonies and entertaintment
  • Arch gates
  • Panteries and ammunition room
  • The mausoleum
  • The bakery
  • Dungeons
  • central heating system

The characteristic property of the palace is its combined Ottoman, Persian, and Armenian architectural style.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Erdin, Nurgun; Tirak, Kamile (2009-09-01). "Identification of Wooden Objects in Ishak Pasha Palace". Istanbul Universitesi Orman Fakultesi Dergisi. 59: 126 – via
  2. ^ Verity Campbell - Turkey - 2007 - 724 pages, page 586, ISBN 1-74104-556-8
  3. ^ Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey Archived 2009-06-03 at WebCite. Banknote Museum: 8. Emission Group - One Hundred New Turkish Lira - I. Series Archived 2009-02-24 at the Wayback Machine.
    Announcement on the Withdrawal of E8 New Turkish Lira Banknotes from Circulation Archived 2009-04-22 at the Wayback Machine, 8 May 2007. – Retrieved on 20 April 2009.

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Coordinates: 39°31′14″N 44°07′44″E / 39.520476°N 44.128984°E / 39.520476; 44.128984