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Dolmabahce Palace in Turkey, Istanbul resort

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Dolmabahce Palace is located between Istanbul's Kabatas and Besiktas districts, on the traditionally European side of the Bosphorus. Dolmabahce Palace was built between 1842 and 1853 at the behest of Sultan Abdul-Majid I, who preferred the Baroque style. traditional Turkish style in architecture.

The name of the Dolmabahce Palace, translated into Russian, sounds like a 'bulk garden'. Once the place occupied by the palace was part of the bay, later it was filled up and the Besiktas palace was erected on it. Built of wood, it suffered from fires quite often. Later, the Dolmabahce Palace arose here.

The palace, conceived by the Sultan, was to become a worthy rival to similar European palace buildings of that time. Masters of the famous Turkish family Balyan took part in the construction of the Dolmabahce Palace.

Many of the palace decorations, as well as interior delights were created from precious metals: for example, about fourteen tons of gold were used. The English chandelier, donated to the Sultan by Queen Victoria, is one of the palace's striking landmarks. The chandelier weighs almost five tons. In addition, the collection of paintings by the famous Russian artist Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky is certainly noteworthy.

The Dolmabahce Palace complex includes various buildings and structures, including a kitchen building and a pier. There are 12 gates in the Dolmabahce Palace, some of them are guarded by an honor guard, the change of which is usually taken by numerous tourists. who come here.

Dolmabahce Palace, together with all its buildings, occupies an area of about 45   000 square meters. From here, in 1889, Sultan Abdul-Hamid II moved the residence to another palace (Yildiz), but the Sultan's descendants later returned to Dolmabahce. This palace became the last of the Sultan's palaces in Istanbul. For most of the 20th century, the palace served as a museum. And in 2007 Dolmabahce Palace became the official residence of the Turkish Prime Minister.  

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