Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahçe Palace was built by Architect Garabet Balyan in 1855 during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecid. The area where Dolmabahçe Palace is located was filled between 1603-1622. It was called Dolmabahçe because it was used as a garden for a while after it was filled. Dolmabahçe Palace is spread over an area of 15,000 m2. Its facade is 350 m wide and its dock is 650 m wide. There are 220 rooms, 8 baths, 22 halls and 1 library.

Today, when you enter from the direction of the Dolmabahçe Clock Tower, you encounter two separate structures. It is the Pasha Apartment by the sea, where the pashas wore their gold-plated ceremonial robes when they came before the sultan, and the Furnished Imperial Office behind it. These are followed by the garden with the pool, the Imperial Mabeyn, where the chief chamberlain, aides and clerks work. The reception hall attracts attention with its magnificent appearance. The chandelier with 750 candles and weighing 4.5 tons hanging from the ceiling is a gift from Queen Victoria of England. On the upper floor, there is the Imperial Harem, the sultan's and concubine rooms;

Abdülmecit lived in Dolmabahçe Palace for 6 years and Abdülaziz for 15 years. Murat V completed his three-month reign here. II. Although Abdulhamid spent the first months of his reign here, he later moved to Yıldız Palace. After the palace remained empty for 32 years, Mehmet V Reşat constantly occupied it. Mehmet Vahidettin lived for a short time, the last Caliph Abdülmecit lived for two years. When Atatürk came to Istanbul, he stayed in Dolmabahçe Palace and died in room number 17 on November 10, 1938.

You can see Dolmabahçe Palace on our daily tours.


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