DOLMABAHÇE PALACE

Testament to the Ottoman Empire's Opulence and Grandeur

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Step into the mysterious world of Dolmabahçe Palace, a living history book, bearing witness to the grandeur of the late Ottoman Empire and the birth of a new nation, as the Republic of Türkiye under the leadership of Atatürk.

Plan your visit with ease on the official website of the Dolmabahçe Palace, where you can find current events and exhibitions, as well as the option to purchase tickets, audio guides, and guided tours

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Visit Dolmabahçe Palace, a grand symbol of the Ottoman Empire's transition from a Sultanate to the Turkish Republic, and discover the largest mono-block palace in Turkey.
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OTTOMAN HISTORY

  • Exhibitions & Events

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August

EXHIBITIONS

The National Palaces Museum of Painting 

Explore a world of art and history at Dolmabahçe Palace's National Palaces Museum of Painting. Nestled in the beautifully restored Apartment of the Heir Apparent, this museum presents in its impressive permanent exhibition over 550 works of art, spanning from the 16th to 20th centuries. The exhibition is presented in thematic and chronological order, offering a visual journey through the Westernization period of Ottoman art and the modernization and modernism of the Turkish Republic. Don't miss this chance to witness some of the most beautiful works of art in the history of Turkish painting and sculpture.

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September

EXHIBITIONS

The Clock Museum

Discover the intricate beauty of timekeeping at Dolmabahçe Palace's Clock Museum. This exhibition showcases a collection of over 70 clocks and watches from the 18th and 19th centuries, including rare and unique pieces from the Ottoman Empire, Great Britain and France. From elegant mantel clocks to intricate pocket watches, this exhibition offers a glimpse into the history of timekeeping and the artistry behind these intricate timepieces. 

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November

EVENT

Commemorating the death of Atatürk

Every year, the Dolmabahçe Palace honors the memory of Atatürk, the founder and first President of Turkey, by holding a memorial ceremony in front of the palace. On this solemn occasion, thousands of visitors flock to the palace to pay their respects and decorate Atatürk's bed with flowers, in the very room where he took his last breath. This annual event serves as a poignant reminder of Atatürk's lasting legacy and the important role that the Dolmabahçe Palace played in his life. We invite you to join us in remembering Atatürk and honoring his memory on this meaningful day.

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January

GUIDED TOURS

Dolmabahçe Palace Highlights Tour

From Friday to Sunday & Wednesdays, in English 

Join us for a guided tour of the must-see highlights at Dolmabahçe Palace. Our expert guide will provide VIP access, reveal the palace's most fascinating stories, and guide you to the perfect spots for taking postcard-worthy pictures. After a 15-minute highlights tour of the garden, you will receive an audio guide to explore the interior of the palace at your own pace and immerse yourself in its rich history and grandeur...

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