Dolmabahçe Clock Tower

The Clock Tower is located outside the Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul. The was designed by the architect Sarkis Balyan between 1890 and 1895 and commissioned by the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II (1842-1918).

The bell tower was added to the Palace and stands in front of its treasure on a square along the promenade of the Bosporus next to the Dolmabahçe Mosque. The four-sided, four-storey tower was designed in the Ottoman neo- style. It was made by the renowned watchmaker Jean-Paul Garnier and installed by the watchmaker Johann Mayer. Its face highly stylised Arabic numerals. In 1979 the original mechanical clock was partially converted into an electric one. Two opposite sides of the tower bear the tughra of Sultan Abdul Hamid II.

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Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. 38 A, 34357 Beşiktaş
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