Dolmabahçe Palace

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The 19C sultans, who felt that Topkapi Palace was rather austere, succumbed to the temptation of European modernity and decided to build a more Western palace, mimicking the baroque style fashionable in France at the time. As a result, Dolmabahçe Palace sports a maze of living rooms, parlours and offices, all lavishly adorned in marble, gold and crystal. Look out for the Ambassadors' Hall, the bathrooms, the throne room and the harem.

Useful information

Address:

Dolmabahçe Caddesi Istanbul

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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