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- 98%History Buffs
- 83%Art & Design Lovers
- 80%Local Culture
- 61%Family Travelers
- 55%Luxury Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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- Dolmabahçe PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsStudents+ 1Nov 01, 2013
Styled after Western Europe in Baroque architecture, stepping onto the grounds of Dolmabahçe Palace feels like you are leaving Istanbul. It is a stark contrast to Topkapi palace in Sultanahmet. This palace was the main administrative center from 1856 to 1922. If you have seen Topkapi it is important to see Dolmabahçe as well, contrasting the Golden period of the Ottoman Empire (Topkapi) with the decline (Dolmabahçe).
It was commissioned by Abdülmecid I who began the Tanzimat reforms (modernization reforms) and tried to make allies with France and the UK. The palace was meant to show the modernization and European side of the Ottoman Empire, but didn't fully succeed. Some say it was built in the last breath of the Ottoman Empire, Dolmabahçe was a gilded palace as the empire was crumbling. This was during the time the Ottoman Empire began being called the "sick man of Europe."
- Dolmabahçe PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Oct 23, 2013
This palace is stunning, exquisite and regal, with amazing art architecture and furnishings. Unfortunately, the guided tour (only option for getting in), barely gives you enough time to register what you are seeing before hustling you along ahead of the next group. Ok, I understand that they have a lot of people to pump through, but on top of that, they do not allow any photography at all, to at least document what you see and gaze in wonder at later. My hopes of some beautiful shots were half of the reason I went, so I was disappointed. To get the most time possible out of your tour, linger at the back/end of the group - you won't hear as much of what the tour guide says, but you can linger to gaze in awe at what you see longer. Also, when I mentioned my disappointment at the rush to the tour guide at the end, she said she could get me in on another go through for free if I wanted.
- Dolmabahçe PalaceOct 16, 2013
The palace is set in well-tended gardens and entered via the ornate imperial gate. Entry is via a compulsory guided tour with around 35 people per group. At busy times tours leave every five minutes; during quieter times every 25 minutes is more likely.
Atatürk used the palace as his Istanbul base during the early years of the Turkish Republic, and he died here in 1938. As a result, all of the palace clocks are stopped at 9.05am, the moment at which he died in Dolmabahçe on 10 November 1938.
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- Dolmabahçe PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Sep 20, 2013
Dolmabahce Palace is probably the most popular historic destination in Istanbul with the Turks themselves. It was the last palace of the Sultans, built during the Tulip Period of the 18th Century. It was also the place where Ataturk died in 1938. The complex itself is quite beautiful, located on a stretch of the Bosphorus near Besiktas. The palace is guarded by soldiers in white helmets, who stand motionless while on duty. There are large plane trees shading the compound and manicured gardens. In the summer time tours sell out fast.
- Dolmabahçe PalaceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Sep 12, 2013
This palace has such amazing history behind it, but is also remarkably beautiful. I believe it is best viewed from the water so look out for it if you take a boat tour!
- Dolmabahçe PalaceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 3Aug 02, 2013
The inside of palace is very beautiful and so fabulous. Here you can't come inside by yourself but need an official guide of the Palace. And it will take an hour for waiting a long line if you didn't come on tour. However, it's worth for waiting.
- Dolmabahçe PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Feb 04, 2013
One of my favourite places in Istanbul - Dolmabahce Saray!!!
Dolmabahce Palace built in 19 th century is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire with the last of Ottoman Sultans was residing there. After the foundation of the Turkish Republic in Ankara, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk transferred all government functions to the youthful capital but on his visits to Istanbul Ataturk occupied only a small room at Dolmabahce Palace as his own. He stayed, welcomed his foreign guests and made a practical center for national, historical and language congress and for international conferences.
Dolmabahce palace has a great meaning for Turkish people since the supreme leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had used the palace as a residence and spent the most serious period of his illness and he passed away in this palace on 10 th of November 1938 at 9:05 AM, all the clocks in the palace are stopped at this time. Later on it was converted into a museum. It is wandered with a special sense of respect.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Dolmabahçe PalaceOct 05, 2012
Esse suntuoso palácio foi sede do governo Otomano, ou seja, morada do Sultão e família, desde 1856 quando ficou pronto (a construção durou 13 anos) até 1922. Antes disso, a sede do governo ficava no Palácio Topkapi.
Eu particularmente, achei ele mais bonito por dentro que o Palácio de Versalhes – claro que são quase 200 anos de diferença. Todos os visitantes precisam estar acompanhados de um guia, e é preciso esperar a disponibilidade de um guia em inglês para te levar pelas dependências do palácio. Logo na entrada tem uma escadaria com pequenos pilares feitos de cristal e um enorme e lindo lustre também de cristal que pesa 1,5 ton.
O passeio guiado te leva por salas e mais salas lindamente decoradas até que chegamos aos aposentos de banho do sultão (Hunkar Hamami). Aí o luxo é de altíssimo bom gosto, na minha humilde opinião. São 3 aposentos inteiramente revestidos de alabastro, um mineral translúcido, com entradas de luz natural pelo teto e pelas janelas com vista para o Estreito de Bósforo, e conseqüentemente para o lado Asiático de Istanbul.
Depois disso vem a mais impressionante de todas as salas do palácio a Muayede Salonu, ou Salão de Cerimônias. Ali está o maior lustre de toda a Europa, pesando 4,5 toneladas e o salão todo te faz sentir minúsculo e oprimido de tanta opulência e grandeza.
Infelizmente não é permitido tirar fotografias ali dentro! Fiquei com a mão coçando e respeitei, por isso usei essa foto da wikipedia para mostrar de que estamos falando.
Custa 20,00 TL (+/- R$,20,00) para fazer o passeio guiado pelo Palácio e logo depois pelo Harém. Os dois passeios podem ser comprado em separado (15,00TL e 10,00 TL respectivamente) e é preciso comprar pelo menos um deles para ter acesso aos jardins do palácio. Ainda dentro das dependências existem o museu de relógios (bem pequeno), o aviário e o Pavilhão de Cristal. Este último vale a visita, uma vez que você já pagou para entrar nos jardins e palácio.
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