Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce Palace The Dolmabahce Palace was built between the years 1843 and 1856, ordered by the Empire‚Äôs 31st Sultan, Abdulmecid I, at a cost of five million Ottoman gold pounds, the equivalent of 35 tonnes of gold. Haci Seid Aga was responsible for the construction works, while the project was relaised by architects Garabet Balyan,…

Istanbul Bosphorus

Istanbul Bosphorus As part of the only passage between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean, the Bosphorus has always been of great commercial and strategic importance. It is specifically famous for the 620 historical waterfront houses (yali) which had been built during the second period of Ottoman Empire extending along the European and Asian shorelines…