Dolmabahçe Clock Tower

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

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



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Meclis-i Mebusan Cd. 38 A, 34357 Beşiktaş
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