Dolmabahce Palace / Besiktas
Another palace where you must see in Istanbul is the Dolmabahce Palace where hosted Ottoman dynasty after Topkapı Palace. It is constructed step by step on the Besiktas cove where was a marsh and is filled up in in 17th century. In Abdulmecid period, these wooden constructions are found impractical and the Dolabahce Palace is started to built in 1843. Dolmabahce Palace is open for visitors everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 except Mondays and Thursdays. There are lots of historical pieces from Ottoman culture and the most attractive place in the museum is that the room where Mustafa Kemal Ataturkstayed before his passing away. If you want to visit the palace hotel in Istanbul Istanbul Ataturk Airport Rent a Car or want to start a vacation by choosing one of the Companies .
Yildiz Palace / Besiktas
This structure which is located on a hill in Yildiz slope in Besiktas includes lots of mansions from 19th century and unique gardens here. The settlement of Yildiz dates back to Constantiople period and it spreads a 500.000 meter square area between BEsiktas, Ortakoy and Balmumcu today. The name of Yildiz Palaca comes from a mansion named Yildiz where is builted by the mother of Selim the 3rd, Mihrisah Sultana. The construction community enlarged with the mansions and pavilions which are added in Sultan Mahmud the 2nd (1808 - 1839), Sultan Abdülmecid (1839 - 1861) and Sultan Abdülaziz (1861 - 1876) periods; it took its name Yildiz Palace with the buildings that are raised in Sultan Abdulhamid Period (1876 - 1909) and it became the 4th control center after Eski Palace, Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Palace. Yildiz Palace is open for visitors everyday between 09:00 and 16:00 except Mondays. If you want to visit these unique artifacts of our history, you can easily start your travel by having a rental car from a Rent A Car company on your weekend.
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