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"The Crystal Staircase" Dolmabahce Palace Tip by nicolaitan

Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul: 102 reviews and 242 photos

The Dolmabahce Palace has the world's largest collection of Bavarian and Baccarat crystal chandeliers, seemingly massive examples in most major rooms. But the crystal highlight is the double horseshoe crystal staircase staircase connecting the administrative rooms on the lower level with the ceremonial halls on the upper. The balustrade is made of mahogany and brass with the balusters of Baccarat crystal. Light comes from an immense chandelier in the center as well as several smaller chandeliers on the arcade overlooking the staircase with the highly decorated ceiling supported by massive marble columns ( images 4,5 ).

TRAVELOGUES - The fast moving tour with often inaudible commentary leaves one to take images of rooms, halls, chandeliers, ornate fireplaces with crystal backdrops, and furniture without often knowing their names and provenance. Please visit the several travelogues to see images of the exterior and interior of the palace, containing some striking material.

Address: Visnezade Mh., Beskitas district
Phone: +90 212 236 9000

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 19, 2009
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