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Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, Turkey

Enjoy the Stunning Ottoman Architecture in the Dolmabahce Palace
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Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul (Turkey)

Nestled on one of the most spectacular parts of the Bosphorus, the grandeur of the Dolmabahce Palace leaves everyone in awe. Constructed during the Ottoman area, it later became the Presidential Palace. The attraction still holds a significant place in Turkey. Built by an Armenian architect, Garabet Amira Balyan, Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul is a combination of European architectural styles, and has 43 halls and 285 rooms that make this palace a must-visit attraction of Istanbul.

History of Dolmabahce Palace

Built by the architect Garabet Balyan during the years 1843-1856, Dolmabahce Palace was the home to the Ottoman sultans back during their rule. It was built for the reason that the previous palace where the royal family used to reside was not luxurious enough. The Dolmabahce Palace has a lot of importance in the history of Istanbul and is considered as one of the grandest palaces in Istanbul.

The Dolmabahce Palace attracts lots of visitors from all around the world through its beauty and charm. The palace was specially built for the Ottoman sultans and was the home for 6 sultans since the day of the completion of the palace. As per the history of Dolmabahce Palace, it took 13 years for the completion of this attraction which is one of the most marvelous creations of the architects in Istanbul. The palace is built in European style as was instructed by the emperor and the result was one of the most fascinating palaces ever seen.

Attractions of Dolmabahce Palace

There are many attractions in the palace itself which makes it more enchanting. The Dolmabahce Palace has handmade parquet floors in the dining halls which can be viewed. The parquets are made of ebony, rosewood, and mahogany and is one of the masterpieces of the architect who built the palace. The chandelier in the palace is yet another attraction of the Dolmabahce Palace and is famous for being the largest Bohemian crystal chandelier. There are even several paintings in the palace which would depict the ancient tales and the skills of the artists back then. The palace has a room in the harem section, where the founder of the Turkish Republic- Mustafa Kemal Ataturk died.  

Interesting Facts about Dolmabahce Palace

The clock in the harem section where the Turkish Republic founder died remains set to his time of expiry. And, the whole Turkey observes silence at this time every year.

The women of the harem used to be hidden behind the grilles to watch the grand ceremonies held in the hall.

Around 14 tons of gold was used to decorate the ceiling leaves in the palace.

Sprawled over around 45 million square of area, the Dolmabahce Palace is the largest palace in Turkey.

The palace exhibits a collection of around 202 oil paintings made by some of the eminent artists.

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    This was our honeymoon trip and we booked the turkey experience with offbeat trippers. We went to three cities and had the most amazing tour experience. All hotels provided where really good in terms of interior, food and the central location from where all major tourist attraction where in a walking distance. The different city tours were really well organised and focussed on the experience part for the tourist. All pickups and drops were exactly on time. Special thanks to Abhishek for taking care of all small details. We visited Istanbul, capadoccia and Antalya and it was an unforgettable experience.

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    We have always been travelers who like to explore city at their own pace, but this time around with a toddler we decided to take a guided tour to Turkey and it was the best decision we took. Coming to the tour, overall, it was a good experience with few let downs .There were some issues pertaining to our Cappadocia trip where , the itinerary stated it to be a two day tour but given the domestic flights that were booked , we only got one day to cover Cappadocia. Nevertheless , tour operator compensated by giving us 1 day private tour at Cappadocia , which helped us cover everything and a complementary Turkish Bath ! As we hadn't planned to experience Turkish Bath initially , it was very relaxing and helped us rewind during the travel . So no regrets there :) We were most disappointed with our experience at Grand Yavuz Hotel ,Istanbul, the staff seemed unhelpful . As we were travelling with a toddler , we had constant need of warm water for Preparation of Milk and food , but the hotel staff didn't seem to help , unresponsive and rude . Thankfully there was a very nice cafe just adjacent to Grand Yavuz - Mivan restaurant, where the staff was very courteous and helpful , they arranged hot water for the baby food every-time we went there.. We were so impressed by their service that we ended up having all our meals in Istanbul there - -It's a must visit and a gem hidden in the old city. To summarize , it was a good experience all in all barring few hiccups . Thumbs up to the tour operator for his punctuality and very good tour guides under him ,who were very helpful and understanding and tried to work with our pace ; not rushing through sightseeing ;)

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    We have always been travelers who like to explore city at their own pace, but this time around with a toddler we decided to take a guided tour to Turkey and it was the best decision we took. Coming to the tour, overall, it was a good experience with few let downs .There were some issues pertaining to our Cappadocia trip where , the itinerary stated it to be a two day tour but given the domestic flights that were booked , we only got one day to cover Cappadocia. Nevertheless , tour operator compensated by giving us 1 day private tour at Cappadocia , which helped us cover everything and a complementary Turkish Bath ! As we hadn't planned to experience Turkish Bath initially , it was very relaxing and helped us rewind during the travel . So no regrets there :) We were most disappointed with our experience at Grand Yavuz Hotel ,Istanbul, the staff seemed unhelpful . As we were travelling with a toddler , we had constant need of warm water for Preparation of Milk and food , but the hotel staff didn't seem to help , unresponsive and rude . Thankfully there was a very nice cafe just adjacent to Grand Yavuz - Mivan restaurant, where the staff was very courteous and helpful , they arranged hot water for the baby food every-time we went there.. We were so impressed by their service that we ended up having all our meals in Istanbul there - -It's a must visit and a gem hidden in the old city. To summarize , it was a good experience all in all barring few hiccups . Thumbs up to the tour operator for his punctuality and very good tour guides under him ,who were very helpful and understanding and tried to work with our pace ; not rushing through sightseeing ;)

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