Dolmabahce Palace

The Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul was rebuild by Sultan Abdulmecid in the mid 19th century. The palace is a symbol of the Ottoman Empires magnificence and decadence. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, died in his bedroom here in 1938.

Dolmabahce Palace
Entrance to the Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul
Dolmabahce Palace
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s bedroom at Dolmabahce Palace.
Dolmabahce Palace
Large Hereke carpet

From a travel in 2005.