Dolmabahçe Palace, one of Istanbul’s most valuable tourist attractions, carries deep traces of Eastern and Western cultures. We can see the reflection of this unique palace built in western style and the eastern culture in its interior. This palace, which is mostly identified with Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, one of the most important figures of the Republic of Turkey, has also been used by many important people.
Dolmabahçe Palace was founded in 1843. Other parts of this palace completed in the first 13 years after the completion of rough construction in the next 13 years. After the most important wars of the period, the tired state was built by Abdulmecit, who was a sultan in the Ottoman State. The most important architects of the period was the Armenian architect Karabet Balyan. In the following years it was used in different ways for restoration and expansion. And today it is also used as a museum.
Today Dolmabahçe Palace is considered as one of the most valuable palaces in the world. The mastery and ability in the production is highly deserving. And even today, it is difficult to build a palace at this value.
Dolmabahçe Palace is also known as the continuation of Topkapi Palace, which is one of the oldest and most magnificent palaces of Turkey. And after the completion of Dolmabahçe Palace, the Ottoman administration left the Topkapı Palace and moved here. The country has begun to be ruled from this palace.
The most notable aspect of the palace is symmetrical. Unlike other palaces, this palace, built symmetrically, has great dimensions. This huge palace, with 285 rooms and 43 rooms, was used for many purposes. It is in this palace that all the heads of state, in turn, remain. And almost all heads of state have changed this palace to a small extent during their own time. The greatest change was made by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the most important guest of the palace.
The Dolmabahçe Palace is a wonderful place with a sea view. Most of the garden has a look at the chimney and the bosphorus. The sea is considered as a wonderful vacation place with its beautiful breeze. Thousands of tourists visit each year despite long queues. At the entrance, a small ceremony with military uniform will be waiting for you. If you are planning a pleasant holiday and excursion, never miss this palace!