Dolmabahçe Palace

Dolmabahçe Palace, which provides splendor to the beauty of the Bosporus with its special look when illuminated at night, is a unique venue for those thinking about the palace life of the late Ottoman Empire. Taksim, Beşiktaş, and Kabatas are shut to Istanbul’s most famous visitor sights and offer you an outing that you will be influenced for many years in cultural terms.

Dolmabahce Palace and Museum

Information About Dolmabahçe Palace

Dolmabahçe Palace, positioned on the shores of the Bosphorus, used to be built between 1843-1856. The palace built by using the order of the Sultan Abdülmecid, the thirty-first Ottoman ruler, carries the signatures of the late architects Garabet Balyan and his son Nikogos. The finances required for the construction of the structure, which is regarded to be a rather amazing instance of the normal “Turkish House” building plan, was provided by way of loans from European banks, largely because of the imperial financial fall down at that time.

Dolmabahce Palace and Museum

The massive bay at the front has been constructed given that the 17th century with its personal garden, which is crammed with leisure and recreation areas. The structure constructed on the land of Beşiktaş Seaside Palace comes from its architectural style. In order to reap this effect, the Armenian-born Balyan household constructed the palace and synthesized standard Ottoman architecture with western-based techniques such as Rococo, Baroque and Neo-Classical.

Another essential factor that is outstanding outdoor of the palace architecture is the objects used in indoors decoration. As you travel through the guided tours of the rooms of the world’s biggest in-hall ballroom, you can carefully look at the furniture, curtains, carpets, and tables that supply this glory.

Dolmabahce Palace and Museum

Dolmabahçe, which was once commenced to be used as an alternative of the Topkapi Palace, which used to be a notion to have grown to be inadequate via the dynasty after its completion, was the administrative middle of the Ottoman State until 1924. After the Ottoman dynasty left the country, all the property had been owned by way of the Turkish human beings and the palace served as the President of the Presidency between 1927-1949. The building, which used to be partly open to the protocol and public visit for a lengthy time, used to be turned into a “museum-palace” in 1984.

Departments of Dolmabahce Palace

The most important constructing of Dolmabahce which is taken as an instance of the super palaces of Europe in its layout is composed of 3 components as Selamlık (Mâbeyn-i Hümayun), Ceremonial Hall (Muâyede Hall) and Harem-i Hümayun.

Dolmabahce Palace / Muayede Hall

Mabeyn, the indoors and exterior affairs of the state, is interested as the most spectacular phase of the principal building. Medhal Salon positioned at the entrance; the Crystal Ladder is furnished with getting right of entry to the top level; the Red Hall, the place the Sultan welcomes the sultan and the Sultan accepts visitors, the areas I would clearly propose to see in the Salaam area of the palace. Also on the pinnacle floor of this area is the Zülvecheyn Hall, which approves the Sultan to go to his private room.

Dolmabahce Palace / Mabeyn Room

The Harem phase of the building, which used to be used via 6 sultans and 1 Ottoman Caliphate from 1856 to 1924, was once organized to be a section of the important building not like its kind like the Topkapi Palace built in the beginning.

Dolmabahçe Palace / Harem

Also referred to as “Valide Sultan Divanhanesi” and “Sofa with Balcony” in Ottoman times, the Pink Hall stands out with its prosperous interior decoration. The corridor used by way of the Valide Sultan and the ladies for the invitations is hugely adorned with heritage photographs drawn by European painters.

The Muâyede Hall between Salam and Harem is quite spectacular due to its area exceeding 2,000 square meters and the dome of 36 meters in height. The chandelier from the UK, in the middle of the hall, is particularly worth seeing.

The 285 rooms and 43 halls of the Dolmabahce Palace, the most exclusive part of the Republic of Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the great leader of the bedroom creates. Since Atatürk passed away on November 10, 1938, this room has been in use for a while and is protected in its final state.

Dolmabahce Palace / Ataturk's Bedroom
The first leader of the Republic of Turkey’s leader’s (Mustafa Kemal Atatürk) bedroom.

Other places where travelers are fascinated in traveling to the palace are the lounges in the backyard and the lounges and collections on the inside. During your visit to Dolmabahce, you will have the chance to see the collection of watches, lights tools, calligraphy and writing tools, which contain precious items.

Dolmabahçe Palace Entrance Doors

Where and how to go to Dolmabahce Palace?

The palace, which is covered in the list of locations to go to in Istanbul due to the treasured collections that the visitors come to the city, the historic preciousness and the houses they are hosting, is located inside the borders of Besiktas District, solely a 15-minute walk to Taksim.

Bezmialem near the palace If you include the Valide Sultan Mosque, the Maritime Museum and the Dolmabahce Clock Tower with your sightseeing plans, you can journey a special cultural experience.

You can use the ferryboats to Kabatas or Besiktas quay, buses and trams to Besiktas to attain the beachside structure. After taking a bus or tram to Kabatas, you can take a brief stroll to Dolmabahce.

If you are wondering about going to Kabatas with your personal vehicle, there are a lot of parking loads that you can use in the region.

Dolmabahce Palace / Pool in the Garden

Dolmabahce Palace Entrance Fee

Especially for those who want to visit the greetings section, the full fare is set at 40 TL and the discounted 20 Turkish Liras. Different prices apply for a more comprehensive excursion which includes the Harem, Glass Pavilion, Time Museum. Also, if you want to enter the Museum of Palace Collections you will be charged 10 TL for the full ticket and 5 TL for the discount.

Müzekart application” which allows entering without paying many museums and ruins in our country is not used in Dolmabahce Palace.

Dolmabahce Palace / Atatürk's Bedroom
Soldiers are showing their respects to Atatürk.

Dolmabahce Palace Visiting Days and Hours

You can go to the palace, which is the most essential structure that has been left every day from the last length of the Ottoman Empire, between 09.00-16.00 hours every day barring Mondays and Thursdays. The time of ultimate visit can be distinguished depending on the intensity. It is no longer allowed to take pics with a camera or camera during the visit.

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