The History of Dolmabahce Palace in Turkey

The Dolmabahce Palace (Dolmabahçe Sarayı) was commissioned by Sultan Abdul Mecit in 1843 and remained the largest monobloc palace in Turkey. Built to defy the military and financial decline of the Ottoman Empire, the palace is Istanbul’s first European-style palace. The abundant and exquisite design of the gold and crystal-filled palace is a testament to […]