Clock Tower Dolmabahce

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Neighborhood: Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighborhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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TubaKoseogluOkcu
Istanbul, Turkey5,519 contributions
Friends
This clock tower is located just at the entrance of Dolmabahçe Palace, its construction took 5 years and was functional as of 1895. Its architect is also the architect of the adjacent Palace and the tower has similar architectural style with the it. It has 4 floors, its height is 27 meters and is not open to visit.
Written April 2, 2019
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Augusto VJ
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A really beautiful sight just before you enter the Dolmabahçe Palace, you can't miss it.

I don't recommend going there just to see it though, go with time to take the Palace tour (around 1.5h for the short tour or 2.5h for the complete one).
Written August 19, 2017
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William P
Glendale, AZ1,329 contributions
This four-sided clock tower is on the Dolmabahce Palace grounds by the Treasury Gate. It is almost 90 feet tall and has been on this site overlooking the Bosphorus since 1895. I found it to be very beautifully fitting to this area of the palace.
Written July 2, 2022
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,752 contributions
120TL entrance fee for the palace which I think is too much and very expensive for Turkey. You can see the tower at the entrance of the palace
Written November 25, 2020
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MohammadNejad
Tehran, Iran2,070 contributions
Family
before starting visiting of the Dolmabahce palace teh first thind which attract everybody attention is clock tower which is located just next to the Palace , actually its a part of Palace , with same architecture , with same construction material and beautiful same i Palace . everybody likes to have a photo with with this beautiful watch tower .
Written December 26, 2017
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand2,937 contributions
The Dolmbahce Clock Tower is beautifully ornate. Suitably artistic quality to be situated right near the Palace!
Written March 11, 2020
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NAQ8
Kuwait City, Kuwait2,596 contributions
Family
Tophane Clock Tower, is a clock tower situated in Beyoğlu district of Istanbul ordered by the Ottoman sultan Abdülmecid designed in 1848.
Well maintained in it's original situation as a symbol of great empire. NK
Written December 10, 2017
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Ghanim A
Kuwait City, Kuwait211,952 contributions
Family
nice view
when we sit beside it at the cafe
we enjoy seeing the tower of the clock
it very nice and well maintained
Written April 14, 2017
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
Family
Right across the Treasury Gate of the Dolmabahce Palace you see a beautiful four sided clocktower. It was built by Sultan Abdulhamid II, right after the palace was completed. The Sultan built clocktowers in many cities to help the citizens but as the bells chimed every hour and reminded people of churches they hated them. But after a while their perception changed when they realized how helpful these clocks were in organizing their lives. The tower itself is four floors high. Each story has different size, embellishments and design. It's architect was an Armenian called Sarkis Balyan. I was really impressed by the elegant mix of Neo baroque and empirical designs. If you look closely you will see that the there are eastern numerals on the faces of the clock and the Tugra of the sultan on two sides. The Ottomans had a fascination with clocks and here too the Sultan got the top quality French clock installed by the court clock-master Johann Mayer. I fell in love with the wreath-like decorations on all four sides of the tower.
Written November 18, 2016
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docboy
Aldershot, UK2,910 contributions
Couples
Spectacular entrance attraction before going in to the Palace itself. Busy location. Worth a visit. No fee to see this. Lit up at night adding to the glory. Ample parking space available close by.
Written September 21, 2016
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