Dolmabahce Palace, Turkey
Ranked #7 in Turkey Tourism
The first European style palace to be built in Stambul, Dolmabahce Palace was the residency of the Ottoman sultan, Abdulmecid.
Dolmabahce Palace Trivia
The construction of the palace cost a great amount of money – 35 tons of gold (equal to approximately 760 000 000$). 14 tonns of gold were used only for the decoration of the ceiling. The palace covers the area of 45 000 sq. meters. It consists of 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 Turkish saunas and 68 bathrooms. Dolmabahce palace is home to the world’s largest collection of Bohemian and Baccarate crystal lamps and even the main staircase has elements of Baccarante crystals. Dolmabahce palace is a grand proof of the majesty of the Ottoman Empire.