Dolmabahçe Palace

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With its unusual cocktail of styles, such a popular feature of the 19C, the Dolmabahçe Palace is a mix of both neo-Classical European influences and Orientalism. Such eclecticism can leave visitors somewhat perplexed, a feeling enhanced by a tour of its rooms, where this gluttonous feast for the eyes is illustrated by flamboyant "kitsch" decor (such as a 4.5t chandelier) and countless gilded features. Such generously deployed pomp and riches do however provide a certain cohesion, in which it's possible to conjure up the decadent life of a sultan.

Useful information

Address : 

Dolmabahçe Cad.

Phone:

+90 212 236 9000

Opening hours

palace 9am-4pm; harem 9am-3pm - closed Mon - TL30 palace, TL20 harem, TL5 museum - TL40 combo ticket palace and harem - Guided tour available 45min, 35min for harem

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