Dolmabahçe Palace

Open Time : 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Entry : free

Address : Vişnezade, Dolmabahçe Sarayı, Dolmabahçe Caddesi, Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

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Phone : +90 212 236 90 00

Why to visit Dolmabahçe Palace

This elegant and gorgeous palace is one of Istanbul's most renowned destinations, with a special place in the hearts of visitors. It used to be the administrative capital of the Ottoman empire, and naval festivities were held here at the time. But, thanks to its grandeur and never-ending beauty, it has become a major tourist attraction that reflects European style richness. It entices guests with French-style furniture, colossal crystal chandeliers, and stunning frescoed ceilings. This magnificent imperial home is the epitome of Ottoman architectural grandeur and is hailed as the world's most expensive residence ($1.5 billion, according to current estimates).

Dolmabahçe Palace has three symmetrically projected floors with 285 cabins, 44 galleries, 68 toilets, and 6 Turkish baths. It was built between 1843 and 1856 (13 years of craftsmanship). The primary decoration is solely dripping in opulence through an influx of highly high-priced Doma furnishings, artefacts, and other sorts of ornamental objects that leave visitors in stunned state of mind, all credit goes to French artist M.Sechan.

Dolmabahçe Palace is easily accessible from Istanbul Airport, as cabs are available directly from the airport. It takes less than 36 minutes to get to the location. The D020 route has a total distance of 42.9 kilometres. Visitors can also rent an Uber or Towncar, or hire a shuttle that will take them to the Dolmabahçe Palace in less than 40 minutes. The distance is about 51.5 kilometres.

Special Tip

Make Certain of the Visiting Hours, as the palace is closed on Mondays and Thursdays, and the hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During religious holidays and official holidays, the palace may be closed without notice. The entrance fees for this place is 60 Turkish Liras and 40 TL extra to visit the Harem section.

By Atharva Yeshwardhan

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