April 15, 2011

Ottoman Coffee Culture Revived at Dolmabahce

Yesterday marked the opening of an exhibition exploring Turkey’s rich Ottoman coffee culture at Istanbul’s Dolmabahçe Palace, which was attended by Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Şahin.

In what will be the first time Turkey’s National Palaces Directorate has opened such a collection for public viewing, relics from the Topkapı Palace collections as well as those from the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Museum will also be exhibited.

The display aims to convey the intrinsic role that this fulfilling and exquisitely fragrant drink played in everyday Ottoman life.

The exhibition will be open free of charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day excluding Mondays and Wednesdays and will continue for the next two months.


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