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