Dolmabahçe Palace

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Except for Monday, Thursday 09.00-15.00 Dolmabahçe Palace, which was finished in 1856, was based on a 110,000 m2 area and is composed of 16 sections in addition to the main building. During the era of Sultan Abdülhamid the Second, a clock tower and the Heir Room were added.  Built by two Ottoman architects, Karabet and Nikogos Balyan, the main structure of the palace is composed of three sections:  the Selamlik, the Parade Hall, and the Seraglio. The Selamlik was used for state affairs, the Seraglio was used for the private life of the sultan and his family, and the Parade Hall, located between the two, was used for important state parades. The palace has 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 baths and 68 toilets. Throughout the corridors accessing the Seraglio (Harem), there are rooms belonging to the sultan, his wives, and sons.  These include the sultan's bedrooms, his study  and salons. Atatürk's study room and salon are also here.

Dolmabahçe Street, Beşiktaş
0212 236 90 00 (20 lines)