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This palace was built in the mid 1800s to replace an earlier structure that was made of wood. The new palace incorporated sixteen separate buildings with stables, a flour mill and a clock tower among them.
This was the highlight of my trip. No pictures allowed but a free audio guide is offered at the entrance which you’d be silly not to take. Your ID/passport is required as a deposit for the audio set.
This place will take your breath away!
History of Turkey and the building of the country. How sophisticated nation this country is. The 4 tons chandelier is just impressive. Beautiful from start to end of visit. You do not want to miss on this one. Long lines but affordable entrance fees
I personally liked this place so much that I kept looking at the photos. It's beautiful palace with history.
*Lifestyle of sultans can be seen and as many belongings of them like their paintings.
*Unfortunately you can't use camera inside the palace.
*I recommend that...More
We really enjoyed this tour. There were really really impressive atras of the hotel mainly that Grand imposing staircase which leads to the open glass pavillion and the main reception with the really large chandelier.
It was very hot during september so wear comfortable clothes....More
The Dolmabahce Palace is absolutely gorgeous! Really truly amazing! A few of the rooms actually shock you when you enter and you can't even move forward hypnotised by such incredible beauty and splendour.
There you will see one of the largest chandeliers in the world,...More
This Palace shows excatly how extravagant and luxurious the life of the latest Ottoman Sultans was. No photography is allowed inside and visitors cover their feet to protect the centries-old carpets. The Palace has the largest ball-room and one of the biggest Chandeliers in the...More
This palace is simply mind blowing so well preserved and grand it’s just amazing. So much rich history to experience walking through the tour every room and hall is just amazing. If you in Istanbul it’s a must see.
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the
frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.