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Discover to Dolmabahce Palace with a Great Guide

-Attractions June 8, 2016
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The location of Dolmabahçe Palace is believed to be the spot where the Argounat anchored while Jason was on his quest for the Golden Fleece. Dolmabahce Palace in Besiktas in Istanbul Turkey. You reached that place different kind of Public Transport. İt is one of the most beautiful structure that leaved to Turkish Republic from Ottoman Empire. If you come to Istanbul, this place is one of must-see places of the city. Its natural beauty, Dolmabahce view of Bosphorus and its architecture are totally amazing. Beforte article of Dolmabahce, I think we should answer to FAQ about this place.

Dolmabahce  Palace Museum Hours And Price

Palace is open from 09:00 to 16:00 everyday of week for visitor.

Dolmabahce Palace price is 30 TL nearly 10 $ for visitors.  There are diffrent kind of sections of the place, When you enter the Place maybe you need to pay diffirent price for special sections.

Dolmabahce Palace Address

Dolmabahçe Cd., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul

Dolmabahce Palace Tranportation

There are so many way for reach the Place. From the Anotolian side of Istanbul, you can buy a ferry ticket and reach to it by ferry. From the European side of Istanbul, you can use bus that thay go to Besiktas district of the city or you can go to by metro. Taksim station of metro is interchange station. You need to get on Kabatas- Fenüküler metro line from Taksim station of Metro.

Dolmabahce Palace Map

dolmabahce palace map

dolmabahce palace map

Dolmabahce Palace History and Architecture

The location of Dolmabahçe Palace is believed to be the spot where the Argounat anchored while Jason was on his quest for the Golden Fleece. This is also the spot where Sultan Mehmet II is believed to have brought his fleet to land during the conquest of Constantinople; from here he was able to reach the Golden Horn. This bay, which acted as a natural harbor, is where the kaptan pashas anchored and where naval ceremonies took place. The land of which Dolmabahçe stands was reclaimed from the sea starting from the 17th century and was used first as gardens for the sultan’s palace.

Throughhout history, this area was full of villas and pavilions built by various sultans; over time, these buildings took on the appearance of a palace and were known as the “Beisktas Waterside Palace.” During the reign of Sultan Abdulmecid, the Besiktas Waterside Palace was demolished, as it was built of timber and had fallen into disrepair, and starting in 1843 the foundations of today’s Dolmabahçe Palace began to be laid in its place.

Dolmabahçe Palace stands on an area that measures fifteen thousand square meters, and is based on oak pillars and wooden mats.

The construction, including the perimeter walls, was completed in 1856. Dolmabahçe Palace is made up of sixteen separate sections in addition to main structure. This sections include buildings with different functions, such as the palace stables, mills, pharmacies, kitchens, aviaries, glassblowing workshop, foundry and patisserie shop. During the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II (1876-1909), the clock tower and the lodges in the rear garden of the Heir’s Apertments were added.

The main structure of the building of the building was erected by the Ottoman architects Karabet and Nikogos Balyan; this building consists of three main sections: The Mabeyn-i Hümayun (traditinal recetion chamber for men), the Muayede Salon (Celebration Reception Hall), and the Haram -i Humayun (the ImperialHarem – the family quarters of the sultan). The Mabeyn-i Humayun was used as administrative offices, while the Harem-i Humayun was used by the sultan and his family. The Muayede Salon, which lies between the other two sections, was used a reception or ceremonial hall where the sultan greeted high-ranking offcials and where ceremonies were held. From 1910-12 electricity was brought to the palace and a central heating system. The three-storied palace, covering and area of 110, 000 square meters, has 285 rooms, 46 reception rooms, 6 balconies, 68 toilets, and 6 Turkish baths. The floors of the entire building are covered by the most precious carpets in the world, Hereke carpets, covering a total area of 4, 454 square meters. The Mabeyn section of the palace, where the Sultan kept an eye on government administration, is the most important part of Dolmabahçe Palace.

The Medhal Salon, at the entrance, welcomes visitors, and the Crystal Stairs connect the lower floor to the upper floor; here is the Süfera Salon where the ambassadors were entertained and the Red Room where they were admitted into the sultan’s presence. These sections are decorated in a way that reflects the magnificence of the Ottoman State.

The Zülvecheyn (facing two sides) Hall on the upper floor is a room that was private for the sultan. In this special room, there is a splendid Turkish bath for the Sultan; the marble was brought from Egypt. There is also a study and reception rooms.

In the Muayede Hall, between the Harem and the mabeyn, there is the room that has the highest ceiling in Dolmabahçe Palace. This reception hall, measuring ower two thousand square meters in area, has fifty-six columns, a dome that this thirty-six meters high, and English chandeliers, weighing between four and five tons, hanging from the ceiling.

The hall is heated by the air coming up through the columns from the ground floor. In this way, ceremonies could be held in cold seasons as well. Other principal sections of the palace are suite of the Valide Sultan (mother of the sultan), the Blue and Pink Halls, the bedrooms of Sultan Abdülmecid, Abdulaziz and Mehmed Reşad, the section that housed the lower ranking palace women, known as the Cariyeler Dairesi (Concubine Rooms), the rooms of the kadiefendi (the sultan’s wives), and the study and bedroom used by Atatürk; in the Harem section there are countless priceless goods, carpets, vases, and chandeliers. The palace is open to visitors.

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