Sultan Abdulmecit moved his court from Topkapi Palace to Dolmabahce Palace in 1855.
The palace that was built in showy style called Sekerci Style, is built by the Armenian Balyan family.
It forms a complex with Dolmabahqe Mosque and the Clock Tower. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, died in this palace in 1938. The interior decoration of the palace is in harmony with the complexity of the exterior surface which extends as far as 500 meters parallel to the sea.
(Open between 9 AM -4 PM everyday except Monday and tbursday, Dolmabahce Caddesi (Dolmabahce).
Dolmabahce Palace, constructed in 1855, after Topkapi Palace, is an imposing building on the sea shore.