Dolmabahce Palace - Guidry News Service
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Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, located
on the European side of Bosphorus, was the main
administrative center of the Ottoman Empire.
A law that took effect on March 3, 1924,
transferred ownership of the palace to the national
heritage of the new Republic of Turkey
The construction, cost five million Mecidiye,
Ottoman gold coin, the equivalent of 35 tons of
gold. Fourteen of those tons of gold were used to
gild the ceilings of the 45,000 square foot palace.
. Dolmabahçe was home to six Sultans, from 1856 until the
abolition of the Caliphate, when the Republic of Turkey, was
established in October 1923.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the
founder and first President
of the Republic of Turkey,
used the palace as
during the summers, where
he passed some of the most
According to his biography :
Atatürk is the new name that was
assigned to Mustafa Kemal
unanimously as a result of the
"Law on the Last Name" of 1934.
Previously, this population lacked
He spent the last days of medical treatment in this palace,
where he died on November 10, 1938
In the Hall of Ceremonies, the lamp is Bohemia
Crystal world's largest. Weighs 4.5 tons and has 750
lights. Gift of Queen Victoria
Dolmabahçe has one of the largest collections of
lamps Bohemian and Baccarat in the world
Famous staircase, built of Baccarat crystal,
brass and mahogany
The design and decoration of the palace, reflects the growing influence of
European styles and standards of the Ottoman culture
en el Palacio..
of art in gold,
displayed the Palace.
Dolmabahçe, is the largest of the Ottoman imperial palaces
It's huge and sumptuous, with 285 rooms, 43 large rooms, and many other