STARTING TIME :09:00 – 13:00
CITY WALLS OF ISTANBUL is one of the four places in the heritage list of UNESCO in İstanbul . What was the protection system of these walls and why it was constructed ? ÇAMLICA HILL is the highest point of İsatnbul also the location of the biggest Mosque in İstanbul . We will have chance of taking the best panaromic pictures of the city there . DOLMABAHCE PALACE is the best example of Europeanization of the Ottomans in the late 19th century . What was the reason of the Sultan moving from Topkapı Palace to Dolmabahçe Palace ? What was the important changes which was decided in this Palace related to the foundation of the modern Rebuplic ? Dolmabahce Palace built in 19 th century is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire with the last of Ottoman Sultans was residing there. After the foundation of the Turkish Republic in Ankara, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk transferred all government functions to the youthful capital but on his visits to Istanbul Ataturk occupied only a small room at Dolmabahce Palace as his own. He stayed, welcomed his foreign guests and made a practical center for national, historical and language congress and for international conferences.