DOLMABAHÇE PALACE The Dolmabahçe Palace, a blend of various European architectural
styles, was built between 1843 - 1856 by Karabet Balyan, the court architect of Sultan Abdulmecid.
The three –storied palace built on a symmetrical plan has 285 rooms and 43 halls. The palace has
survived intact with its original decorations, furniture and the silk carpets and curtains. Its surpasses
all other palaces in the world in wealth and magnificence. (Harem is not included)
BEZM-İ ALEM VALİDE SULTAN MOSQUE The construction was originally backed by
Bezm-i Alem Valide Sultan. After she died, Sultan Abdülmecid, her son, continued to support the
construction of the mosque. Upon completion in 1851, it was opened for prayer.
SHOPPING As Turkey is one of the best later producing countries in the world. We will watch a
fashion-show in an outlet center which produces and manufactures different various of great quality
leatherware. So it’s a good opportunity to have a look at the reasonable priced good quality leather
accessories. (Optional due to high traffic jam and long line for the Palace)