Dolmabahçe Clock Tower

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

The bell was added to the Palace and stands in front of its treasure gate on a square along the European promenade of the Bosporus next to the Mosque. The four-sided, four-storey was designed in the 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 Arabic 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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