University Opens Doors To Tourists
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:08 PM
The entrance door, buildings and manison of the university has been restored.
Tourists will be able to stroll through Istanbul University’s Beyazıt Campus and see its historical entrance doors, fire tower, large sculptures and mansions starting in May following a restoration project.
The restoration work at the university has already been finished, according to information from the university gathered by Anatolia news agency.
“The buildings, mansions and the entrance have been restored,” Istanbul University Rector Yusuf Söylet said, adding that coordinating the project for the buildings’ renewal, including the electricity facilities and infrastructure, was a hard task. The restoration project was conducted by the Provincial Administration, he added.
The university contains the “Old Palace” and old army offices that served the Ottoman Empire. The building first belonged to the Turkish army, who gave it to Istanbul University after the forces were relocated to Ankara. Visitors to the university campus may enter from the rector building and rest in the garden. Rooms will be open and tourists will have the chance to visit Beyazıt Tower, also known as the Fire Tower.......