Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, Istanbul

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A work of art in and of itself, Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi is housed in a former royal residence with an impressive facade overlooking the Bosphorus. The art gallery houses over 200 paintings of both Turkish and international artists from the 19th century. Noteworthy artists include Seker Ahmed Pasha, Osman Hamdi Bey, Huseyin Zekai Pasha, and Hoca Ali Rıza. The collection also includes works by the official court painters commissioned by the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Istanbul holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The Palace area is huge. It consists of several buildings. The main Palace, the venue of the harem, a few booths and beautiful gardens. You will need a long time to turn around. But worth the effort. It was the last residence of the sultans
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  • The entrance to the gallery just 5 lire (cost of a hamburger) visiting the Gallery, you will see not only pictures, but the decoration of the Palace of the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Painting ceilings and walls, chandeliers are worth it to see them! Darkened halls, paintings skillfully highlighted that provides an excellent overview on either side and points to the passionate concern for the exhibits. In the Gallery of a Hall with paintings by Ivan Aivazovsky, and here are the pictures that are not known to the general public, at least, on the Internet I could not find them. Interest and other authors and their works
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  • A very large mansion from the outside early when its Green Bosphorus pet lion statue and his children at the entrance of the Palace a great fountain of inside big llagtmaaa room chandelier in the Palace of the Sultan's harem rooms have chandeliers bulkier format of their own there is Palace of glass with birds and ducks is very beautiful
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  • And the contents of the design is pretty nice but many art lovers when it comes to pursue having a hard time figuring out the weather sunuzm. Ventilation is poor. Location is pretty easy. On the main street.
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