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Dolmabahce Palace

Information about Dolmabahçe Palace

The area where the palace is located is one of the coaches of the Ottoman Navy which was first anchored in the 4th and 5th centuries, and some maritime festivals start to take place over time. With its becoming a marsh, the 1800s start to be filled in years and become one of the unique gardens used for the sultan’s fun and relaxation.

The construction of today’s palace in the gardens where different garden decorating arts are performed from time to time and small structures in different styles are built, corresponds to the period of Sultan Abdülmecit I. The building, which was completed in 1855, is one of the important centers where the sultans reside. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk is the last guest of the palace, which was welcomed by many foreign state representatives during the Republican Period, on November 10, 1938.

The Dolmabahçe Palace, which was opened to the public in the National Palaces today, has its own unique ornaments, architectural details, unique hand weavings, chandelier work, glazed pavilion, selamlik part, palace collections, baths and the room where Mustafa Kemal’s bed It is one of the first places in Istanbul to be visited in order to take a look at the nearby tarihe.

Dolmabahçe Palace closes earlier than the other palaces. Dolmabahçe Palace is open between 09: 00-16: 00 hours. Dolmabahçe Palace is closed to visitors on Mondays and Thursdays. Dolmabahçe Palace museum welcomes visitors during the specified days. For your different questions, you can reach the officials with Dolmabahçe Palace contact information and get more detailed information. Yes, our answer will be for our visit to Dolmabahçe Palace which is open on Saturday. Dolmabahçe Palace working hours and Dolmabahçe Palace working days are as we mentioned above.

Istanbul Camlica Hill

Camlica Hill

Çamlıca Tepesi is the name given to the two highest hills of Istanbul. This area, which is divided into small and large Camlica Hills, is one of the beautiful places to enjoy the city view in Istanbul. Büyük Camlica has a municipality-run restaurant, cafés and green areas, and Küçük Çamlıca has a grove of Topkapı, Cihannüma and Sofa Köks.

The region, which was a popular point of visit during the Ottoman period, has been the subject of many divan poems, songs and literary essays. The hill, one of the seven hills of Istanbul, is also considered as an economic sightseeing spot because the whole city can be seen. It is possible to capture colorful images if Çamlıca Tepesi, where the fresh air is dominant thanks to the trees, is followed by periods of tulip cultivation.

Especially on weekends, Çamlıca Tepesi is very crowded. Big Çamlıca 262, Küçük Çamlıca 228 meters high. Because of peak height, frequency spreaders are used for base stations. Undoubtedly, this situation is contrary to the atmosphere that the region has. Despite everything, Çamlıca Tepesi Istanbul is the place where you need to include your listener.

Çamlıca Tepesi Visiting Information

Address: Kısıklı Mah. Çamlıca T., 34398 Uskudar Istanbul
Transportation: Many buses departing from Üsküdar or 129T bus departing from Taksim can come here and get off at Çamlıca stop. You need to walk up the hill after you have stopped. If you come with your private car, it is possible to leave your car at the paid parking lot on the hill.


Byzantine City Walls

Istanbul Walls are city walls built around Byzantine time around Istanbul. The city walls around Istanbul were built in the 7th century, and they were destroyed and rebuilt four times.
It’s after the final construction of MS 408. II. During the time of Theodosius (408-450), the city walls of Istanbul stretched along the Golden Horn coast from Ayvansaray on this side, along the Marmara coast to Yedikule, from Yedikule to Topkapi, and from Topkapi to Ayvansaray.


The Emperor in the Making II. Theodosius Praefaectus was started by Anthemios in 413. The only force that can cross the walls of Istanbul II. Mehmet is the leader of the leadership. Praefactus Konstantinus Kyros had a second wall in front of the Sura at a time when the Huns of Atilla threatened the city.

The towers of number 96 were constructed differently. 74 of them are square, one is pentagon, 5 is hexagon, 2 is seventh, and 14 is eight. The tops of the towers are covered with vaulted floors. As it is also in the Iznik walls, the walls of these upstairs rooms feature previously painted Aziz paintings in fresco technique. The length of the towers is not the same everywhere. A few meters of difference can be seen from Marmara to Tekfur Palace.

There are many gates opening out on the land side walls. Some of these were gates of people entering and leaving and they were closed in danger. In the second period, there were some important military gates. The most important of these doors is the Golden or Gilded Gate which was also used as the beginning of the Victory Road.

The bastion, the wall, and the inscriptions on the doors write the history of the wall.

It is the fortified walls surrounding the greatest cause of Istanbul being a legendary city that can not be conquered for a long time. There was no such a solid defense system anywhere else at the time. Even though it was inaccessible in terms of length, the Chinese Great Wall could not approach the walls of Istanbul for defense.

6492 m on the land The 820 m long walls on the shores of Marmara and Golden Horn are composed of several stages. At the forefront, Byzantine defended mobile forces, with 20 m wide and 7.5 m deep ditches filled with water. Behind them were defensive troops waiting for the spearmen. If the defenses were passed, they reached the fortified walls of 5-7 m high. The Ottoman Army had lost a lot in front of the central city walls. At the rear, the main walls were 12-13 m high. The soldiers waiting on the main city walls would not allow any creature to approach the city wall.
The length of the walls is 22 km. The Golden Horn walls are 5.5 km, the land walls 7.5 km. Marmara Walls are 9 km.

The land walls consist of three parts. Ditch, outer wall, inner wall. The ditches have become agricultural land today. Adjacent and 50 m. On the side of the land walls, there are 96 bastions, many of which have been demolished and cracked. These signs are located on a 10 m ledge from the walls extending from the wall, mostly square and 25 m. In height.

There are windows, vaults, doors. There are doors and stairs between inner walls and outer walls. Inside walls and bastions were used stone and bricks. The outside walls are the entrance to the chest. On the outer walls there are small signs to come between the smaller and larger signs. All these ditches, bastions, outer and inner walls have a total width of 70 m. The walls have corrugations and small cavities.

There is a moat and an outer wall before the Marmara and Halic walls. These walls are 5 m in height and 15 m in height. The signs are 20 meters long, 103 on the Marmara side and 94 on the Golden Horn. The Suburban Train is working along the Marmara side walls.

Some of them have historical fame: Yedikule, Sulukule, Anemas, Isaakios, Mermerkule, Arapkule. Most of them were used as dungeons, prisons, mints.


There are main buildings and yankapis along the walls of Istanbul. The doors are 5 m. It is under a wide belt. The gates outside the Topkapi and Edirnekapi, which are crossed by the main roads, are as tall as two cars can not pass by side by side.

These doors had marble-clad interiors, wooden doors. The stairs built to climb onto the wall are on the inside of the doors on the right and on the left. In the spaces inside the door walls, there were demirkapi or bars used to close the main house. In addition, some of the motherboards had an outer door. Many of them have disappeared in history. There are inscriptions on some of the gates, but they are from the Ottomans. 25 meters from the outer door to the inner door.

Starting from the Topkapı Palace gate, to the Golden Horn, from here to Yedikule and back to the Topkapı Palace, the doors of the walls are like this:

– Topkapisarayı kapısı
– Ahırkapı
– Fenerity
– Kucukayasofyakapısı
– Bukalonkapı
– Fishhook
– Odunapapısı
– Manganakapısı
– Gulhanekapısı
– Kadırgakapısı
– Cracked
– Kumkapi
– Yenikapi
– Samatyakapısı
– Narcissus
– Yedikulekapi
– BelgradKapi
– Silivrikapi
– Relocation
– Topcap
– Edirnekapı
– Egriakapi
– Ayvansaray kapısısı
– Atikmustafakapısı
– Balatpa
– Fenerkapısı
– NewYakapi
– Footwear
– Cibalikapısı
– Unkapanapısı
– Ayazmakapısı
– Odunapapısı
– Fish marketplace
– Yenicamikapısı
– Garden door
– Hunters
– Idiot doctor
– Zindankapısı
– Sirkecikapi
– Yaliskaki

There are 50 doors and 300 bastions on the walls of Istanbul and some are missing. There were also gates to the fortifications on the outer city Galata side: Kurşunlumahzen, Karaköy, Balıkpazarı, Yağkapanı, Kürkçükapı, Azapkapı.

Turkish Night Show Istanbul Dinner Show Cruise On The Bosphorus


Istanbul Bosphorus – Introduction – Information

The name given to the waterway that connects the Bosphorus, the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara.

Istanbul separates Rumeli (Europe) and Anatolia (Asia) from each other. Its length is 32 kilograms flat. The lengths of the shores occur when the incisions and protrusions join the calculator. Rumeli near the Rumeli Feneri’dan walking along the Golden Horn to the Ahırkapı Lighthouse 55 kilometers in length, Anatolian Lighthouse between the length of 35 kilometers between the Anatolian Lighthouse and the Kaymak Burnu in Selimiye in front of the length is 36 kilometers. The widest part of the Bosphorus is 3600 meters between Anatolian Lighthouse and Rumeli Lighthouse, and the narrowest place is between Anatolian Fortress and Rumeli Fortress at 760 meters. The deepest part of the Bosphorus is 120 meters between Baby and Kandilli.

There are flows from the Black Sea to the Marmara in the Bosphorus, and from the Marmara to the Black Sea under water. There are also occasional counter currents on the surface of the water.

Boğaziçi Bridge, 1073 meters long, opened in 1973 on the Bosphorus, and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, 1090 meters long, which was opened in 1986, connect the two shots. It is expected that the Marmaray project, which will cross the strait, will be completed in 2013.


Beylerbeyi Palace

Beylerbeyi Palace Information

The palace was built in 1861 by Sultan Abdülaziz, and was the summer palace for the late Ottoman sultans and dynasties. The marble workmanship in the palace is one of the most important places to be seen in Istanbul in order to witness the many important details such as the materials used, the unique landscape the palace has, the incredible coolness that it has even in hot weather due to being a summer palace. It is even possible that you can not go and see and even make your breakfast at the palace garden.

Breakfast in Beylerbeyi Palace

The palace is a very important heritage with its spectacular scenery, unique workmanship and the opportunity to witness a return. But this heritage is not only for you to visit, but also for you to order.

If you are in the cafeteria in the palace garden, you can have a sultry breakfast or sip a cup of coffee worthy of the sultans. Moreover, the prices are extremely reasonable given the atmosphere of the service and environment you receive. The only problem is that finding the place due to intense interest is very difficult, especially on weekends.

Where and How to Go to Beylerbeyi Palace

Palace in the border of Üsküdar District and in the name of müsemme Beylerbeyi. You can reach Üsküdar from the pier about 3.5 kilometers away by foot from the coastal road. If you are coming from the European side with your own person, you can go to Beylerbeyi as soon as you cross the Bosphorus Bridge and turn towards Üsküdar.

If you want to come by bus from Üsküdar, all the buses heading to Beykoz pass in front of Beylerbeyi Palace. If you are walking distance between the palace and the stop is at walking distance.

If you want to come from the European side with Metrobus; It is possible to get down to the metrobüsten Bosphorus Bridge, walk there or reach the saddle by taking the buses to Uskudar.

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