DOLMABAHÇE PALACE AND HAREM with Painting and Naval Museum (HD)
Overlooking the shimmering Bosphorus, the Dolmabahçe Palace stands as a beacon of Turkiye’s ambitious leap into modernity in the 19th century. Its 150 years have seen tales of triumph, resistance, and transformation. 2023 finds parts of this architectural marvel draped in restoration, yet its spirit remains undimmed. Allocate anywhere from an hour and a half to three hours, and you’ll wander its lush gardens, step into the harem’s private chambers, and marvel at art in its chalets and painting museum.
Meeting in Dolmabahçe.
Drop in Besiktas.