View of Dolmabahce Palace from Bosphorus
The Dolmabahce Palace symbolizes all that the Ottoman Empire embodied, the grandeur, the pomp, and the lavishness that also ultimately led to its decline. You must visit this palace situated on the shores of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, to have a glimpse of the lives of these affluent Sultans.
Dolmbahce Palace, with its 285 rooms and 43 salons, is an example of superb craftsmanship by a sculptor of ornaments that seems to have carved jewels out of stone and adorned it with the finest material that was available. It stands today as an example of the pomp, grandeur and the luxurious living of the Ottoman royal families, which also sadly led to their destruction.