Dolmabahce Palace

The Dolmabahçe Palace was home to six sultans from 1856, when it was first inhabited, up until the abolition of the Caliphate in1924: The last royal to live here was Caliph Abdülmecid Efendi. Alaw that went into effect on March 3, 1924 transferred the ownership of the palace to the national heritage of the new Turkish Republic. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey, used the palace as a presidential residence during the summers and enacted some of his most important works here. Atatürk spent the last days of his medical treatment in this palace, where he died on November 10,1938.

  • Distance from Kaftan Hotel; 10-15 minutes by taxi
  • The Museum is open in between 9.00-16.00 every day except Mondays and Thursdays
  • Entrance Fees : Selamlık (Offical Part) 30TL / Harem (Privy Chambers) 20TL /Common Ticket for Both 40TL
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