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Balyan family


Creation of Mimar Sinan (Armenian) and Balyan Family in Ottoman Empire


The Balyans: A family of architects in the Ottomans


Balyan family in fulll enjoy in jamba


Interview Posli TD IIC Annexe, New Delhi, India Balyan Family and the oldest participant


Beauty of Turkey

The Balyan family was a prominent Ottoman Armenian family of court architects in the service of Ottoman sultans and other members of the Ottoman dynasty during the 18th and 19th centuries. For five generations, they designed and constructed numerous major buildings in the Ottoman Empire, including palaces, mansions, konaks, kiosks, yalis, mosques, churches, and various public buildings, mostly in Constantinople. The nine well-known members of the family served six sultans in the course of almost a century and played an important role in the Westernization of Ottoman architecture during the Tanzimat period.
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