Dolmabahce Palace
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One thing is for sure: Dolmabahçe Palace was built to impress! The largest palace in Turkey, which occupies an area of 45,000 square meters with its 285 rooms, 46 halls and 6 baths, marks a transition in the history of the Ottoman imperial court. It was ordered by the Empire's 31st Sultan, Abdülmecid I, to be the new home of the Sultan and his family. Thus, the medieval Topkapı Palace was changed with its contemporary counterpart, which was designed to compete with European palaces. The site of Dolmabahçe Palace along the Bosphorus was originally a little cove used for the anchorage of the Ottoman fleet and it had later been filled to be a re-creational park for the Ottoman royalty, with small summer palaces and wooden pavilions. That's where the name Dolmabahçe (literally, the filled-in garden) comes from. The design is a mix and match of Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassical styles, blended with Ottoman architectural elements, with extensive use of gold, Bohemian crystal, expensive stones
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Nov 5, 2016
Dolmabahce Palace is 600m long, situated along the Bosporus, took 13 years to build and was completed in 1856, and served as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire until 1922. The blend... read more>>
Nov 3, 2016
I have visited several times and will never get bored of seeing it in the future. An experience like a time warp to the past; back to the many years of rich history & culture, witness the power... read more>>
Nov 3, 2016
This is a perfect combination of Western and Eastern Culture. It is so lavish and the guided tours are very informative. read more>>
Nov 2, 2016
Lina K
When I was told that Dolmabahçe palace is a great place, I didn't take it serious, but this is why I decided to go and visit the place though the entrance is not free, it's 40lt so I paid and I... read more>>
Nov 1, 2016
the name itself is such a nice name and the saray is wonderfull, never ever have i seen such a beautifull palce read more>>
Dolmabahçe Caddesi 2, 34357 İstanbul
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