Dolmabahçe Clock Tower

Dolmabahçe Clock Tower (Türkçe. Dolmabahçe Saat Kulesi) is a clock tower situated outside Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. The tower was ordered by Ottoman sultan Abdülhamid II (1842–1918) and designed by the court architect Sarkis Balyan between 1890 and 1895.

The clock tower was added to Dolmabahçe Palace, and stands in front of its Treasury Gate on a square along the European waterfront of Bosphorus next to Dolmabahçe Mosque. Designed in Ottoman neo-baroque style, the four-sided, four-story tower stands on a floor area of Шаблон:Nowrap Шаблон:Nowrap at a height of Шаблон:Convert. Its clock was manufactured by the renowned French clockmaker house of Jean-Paul Garnier, and installed by the court clock master Johann Mayer. In 1979, the original mechanical clock was converted partly to an electrical one. On two opposite sides of the tower, the tughra of Sultan Abdul Hamid II is put on.

See also

  • List of columns and towers in Istanbul
  • Yıldız Clock Tower
  • Etfal Hospital Clock Tower
  • İzmir Clock Tower
  • İzmit Clock Tower
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30 October 2015
Located in the Besiktas district of Istanbul, the Dolmabahce Palace is a landmark that should not be missed! Get lost among beauty and history as you walk around the glamourous palace and its grounds.
Elahe Jv
1 November 2017
Beautiful garden, and very impressive and magnificent architecture. Definitely worth a visit if you’re going to Istanbul. And of course taking pictures are forbidden inside the palace.
T S
19 January 2017
One of the most greatest luxuries palaces in the world. Highly recommended for Istanbul visitors.
Ana Maria Ziroglu
30 December 2015
Very impressive. Amazing the rooms and luxury that these sultans enjoyed. Also very impressed by where ataturk stayed as well. The harem tour is also amazing. Beautiful sites and history! A must see!
Bogdan D.
11 October 2014
Great ottoman palace built in europeean style; star sights are the crystal staircase, ceremonial hall and the main bathroom (last closed); harem tour not to be missed; great views over Bosphorous;
Burcu Yatmazoglu
2 September 2018
One of the most important historical places for Turkish people where the founder of modern Turkish Republic Ataturk used as his office and passed away. Amazing history, beautiful architecture.
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Vişnezade Mahallesi, Dolmabahçe Cd. No:2, 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey Get directions
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