Dolmabahçe Palace on the Bosphorus shore in Istanbul is a fitting symbol of the magnificence and decadence of the 19th-century Ottoman Empire.
It's just as a sultan's palace should be: huge and sumptuous, with 285 rooms, 43 large salons, a 4000 kg (4-1/2-ton) Bohemian glass chandelier, and a Bosphorus-shore façade nearly a quarter mile (1/2 km) long. It's the grandest of Ottoman ...
The present structure incorporates Romanesque fragments and considerable Gothic parts, but it acquired its present form mainly in the period c. 1504-1535, during the reign of the kings Alexander (1501-1506) and Sigismund I the Old (1506-154 of the Jagiellonian dynasty.
Huis ten Bosch is the private palace of the Dutch Queen, Beatrix. Huis ten Bosch is one of the many royal palaces in The Hague, in the 19th century The Hague had 12 royal palaces. This palace is build on request of Princess Amalia, Duchess of Solms (1602-1675), the wife of magistrate Frederik Hendrik.