During your comfortable stay at Mercure Istanbul Taksim Hotel, you may want to go for a walk to Dolmabahce and visit one of the most famous Istanbul sights: Dolmabahce Palace. Dolmabahce Palace was built in the middle of 19th century. The palace is situated next to the sea and covers a vast area. It is more Western, compared to the most popular palace in Istanbul, Topkapı Palace. The palace has a memorial room, where Ataturk, the founder of Turkish Republic had passed away. Dolmabahce Clock Tower, which greets you at the entrance, is built at the end of 19th century. National Palaces Painting Museum is also within the confines of the area. Dolmabahce Mosque, Kucukciftlik Park and Vodafone Arena are among other sights at Dolmabahce. You can walk from Mercure Istanbul Taksim Hotel to Dolmabahce less than five minutes. There are frequent transportation means from Besiktas and Kabatas, which are on the left- and the right-hand side of Dolmabahce respectively.