Constructed in the mid 19th century at the behest of Sultan Abdulmecid. When the stately palace, which comprises nearly 300 rooms, was completed in in 1856, it superseded Topkapi Palace as the imperial home of Abdulmecid and every Ottoman Sultan after him, with the sole exception of Abdulhamid the Second.
The symmetrical palace is three stories high, making it one of the tallest buildings in Instanbul. The exterior is beautifully Byzantine, while the interior of Dolmabahce Palace is strikingly French in design and decoration.
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