Sofa Kiosk

The Sofa Pavilion also called the Kara Mustafa Pasha Pavilion or Merdivenbaşı Kasrı (Top of the Stairs Pavilion) was built under Sultan Mehmet IV (1648-1687). The structure consisting of two independent sections called Divanhane (Divan-Lounge) and Şerbet Odası (Sherbet Room) underwent a series of restorations during the period of Sultan Ahmet III (1703-1730) and Sultan Mahmut (1730-1754).
The pavilion where Sultans would watch sporting events performed by the pages of the Enderûn, hold talks and meetings, was subject to several repairs over the centuries. Today, it stands out as the first example in history of the architectural style referred to as “Turkish Rococo”.