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Dolmabahçe Palace *





Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, located on the European side of Bosphorus, was the main administrative center of the Ottoman Empire. A law that took effect on March 3, 1924, transferred ownership of the palace to the national heritage of the new Republic of Turkey.


The construction, cost five million Mecidiye, Ottoman gold coin, the equivalent of 35 tons of gold. Fourteen of those tons of gold were used to gild the ceilings of the 45,000 square foot palace.


Dolmabahçe was the home to six Sultans, from 1856 until the abolition of the Caliphate, when the Republic of Turkey, was established in October 1923. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey, used the palace as presidential residence during the summers, where he passed some of the most important laws.


According to his biography, Atatürk is the new name that was assigned to Mustafa Kemal unanimously as a result of the “Law on the Last Name” of 1934. Previously, this population lacked. He spent the last days of medical treatment in this palace, where he died on November 10, 1938.


In the Hall of Ceremonies, the lamp is Bohemia Crystal world's largest. Weighs 4.5 tons and has 750 lights. Gift of Queen Victoria.


Dolmabahçe has one of the largest collections of lamps Bohemian and Baccarat in the world. There you can see the famous staircase, built of Baccarat crystal, brass and mahogany.


The design and decoration of the palace, reflects the growing influence of European styles and standards of the Ottoman culture. These are a vast collection of works of art in gold, displayed the Palace.


Dolmabahçe, is the largest of the Ottoman imperial palaces. It is huge and sumptuous, with 285 rooms, 43 large rooms, and many other specialized areas.



“If the Earth were a single state, Istanbul would be its capita”

                              Napoleón Bonaparte.



All the saloons and roms of the Great Dolmabahçe Palacio in Istambul, Turquey are superb.



Música de fondo: “Dolmabahçe Palace”, tema alusivo al propio Palacio de Dolmabahçe.



 Dolmabahçe, is the largest of the Ottoman imperial palaces.



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