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Great if it's just a part of the visit

A really beautiful sight just before you enter the Dolmabahçe Palace, you can't miss it. I don't... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Augusto V
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Good for taking pictures

Good clock tower and good view.... good for taking pictures and many sightseeing spots around... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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“neo baroque” (3 reviews)
“clock maker” (2 reviews)
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Dolmabahce SarayI, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

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).

Thank Augusto V
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Good clock tower and good view.... good for taking pictures and many sightseeing spots around... you can visit if you have free time or see it while passing from city tour bus....

Thank TraveKings
Reviewed 14 April 2017

nice view when we sit beside it at the cafe we enjoy seeing the tower of the clock it very nice and well maintained

1  Thank bnghanem
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The clock tower at Dolmabahçe Palace was constructed in the mid 1890's and stands in front of its Treasury Gate on a square along the European waterfront of Bosporus. It was commissioned by Sultan Abdulhamid II and is designed in Ottoman neo-baroque style. The clocks...More

Thank hoosainnarker
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

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...More

Reviewed 7 November 2016

It is a very successful and classy blend architectural styles of Neo-Baroque and Empirical.The construction of the clock tower finished in 1895 and according to the Ottoman archives it costed (approximately $350 million in 2016 values).

Thank Phayao13
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

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.

1  Thank docboy
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Just before you enter to the Dolmabace Palace, there is this tower. Very nice architecture. You can visit it without any entrance fee. The original clock was from France, I guess it is replaced in the meantime.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Before you enter the palace grounds you will see this beautiful clock tower. I guess you wouldnt go to see this tower on its own unless you are passing by or attempting to get into the palace.

Thank drjsaleh
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Very close to dolmabahce palace. no need to have ticket, its free. style is interestingly baroque. it has amazing look. look at bhosphorus at this point. its amazing.

Thank Semih A
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