Sultan Abdiilmecit moved his court from Topkapi Palace to Dolmabahçe Palace in 1855. The palace that was built in showy style called Şekerci Style, is built by the Armenian Balyan family. It forms a complex with Dolmabahçe Mosque and the Clock Tower. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, died in this palace in 1938. The interior decoration of the palace is in harmony with the complexity of the exterior surface which extends as far as 500 meters parallel to the sea.
Open between 09.00 AM - 16.00 PM everyday except Monday
and Thursday, Dolmabahçe Caddesi (Dolmabahçe)
Phone: (0212) 236 90 00 (20 lines) www.dolmabahce.gov.tr