Once the residence of Ottoman crown princes, including the last caliph Sultan Abdulmajid, the Dolmabahce Palace in the Besiktas district of Istanbul is now a museum displaying paintings from artists around the world, including Italian artists Fausto Zonaro and Luigi Acquarone and Polish artist Stanislaw Chlebowsk. After seven years of restoration and renovation, the palace is to be open to the public from March 22 and is the only one in Turkey dedicated to ‘Late Ottoman Life’ in the 19th century.
Historical Ottoman Palace to Reopen as a Museum
29 Saturday Mar 2014
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