Constructed between 1843 and 1856 is the Ottoman Empire’s biggest and luxurious mansion known as the Dolmabahçe Palace. Built to match other palaces in other European monarchs, the Dolmabahçe was commissioned by the Empire’s 31st sultan, Abdülmecid I. Its interior is thoroughly ornated, with a gold-plated ceiling, 750 lamps dangling on its Ceremonial Hall and various elegances such as the Rococo, Baroque and the Neoclassical were implemented in the design of this magnificent Palace. The structure, which consists of 285 rooms, 46 halls, 68 toilets and 6 hammams, was home to 6 different sultans. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk — the founder and first president of the Republic of Turkey — also resided in the Dolmabahçe Palace until his death in 1938.
Closed on Mondays and Thursdays.
Open between 09:00 am — 16:00 pm
Entrance fee is 40 TL
Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Dolmabahçe Palace Directorate
Tel: +90 (212) 236 90 00
Fax: +90 (212) 259 32 92