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Cankurtaran Mahallesi | Gulhane Park, Near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely loved this palace and the history of the architecture and art. Unfortunately a few key displays were closed for renovation (like lots of places we visited in Istanbul)

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank luxeUAE
Reviewed yesterday

i am so glad that i visited this site. it was probably one of my favorite places in istanbul - so many parts, so many stories, so much history. the relic room was phenomenal - many treasures are held here. loved this palace more than...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank tima03
Reviewed yesterday

I saw this as part of a tour package. There are so many sections to go into and all were fascinating. I had planned to see the all the lovely jewels here, but like so many places in Turkey that section was under construction/renovation. This...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank newflyer
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The palace is a must visit when in Istanbul but I highly recommend getting a guide. You get so much more out of the visit with a guide as well as lovely little anecdotes and stories that you won’t necessarily find in a guide book....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TracyleRoux
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very good and beautiful palace. We went when and were lucky to have some god weather around, walked so much. Lots to see here from kitchen, the most interesting one was where the Islamic prophets footprint, beard hair etc and many more times were. You...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lighter111
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is indeed a beautiful piece of Architecture and worth seeing with Tickets priced at 60 TRY per person The palace overlooks sea which looks beautiful and with sun shining The setting is just stupendous

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shoebarshaf
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Topkapı Palace was opened to public as museum in 1924 by Ataturk. In the 15th century, it served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans. It is a big museum and it took 3-4 hours for covering its different sections....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visit the palace for the sacred museum inside the building, apparently, the palace is very beautiful to enjoy. It has a big open area, a beautiful library, and few rooms to enjoy, there wasn't a lot of stories to read ( I was expecting...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ike N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Topkapı sits behind Hagia Sophia and across from the Blue Mosque. Gorgeous. You get to visit many of the palace rooms... gorgeous. The tile work is insane. I loved this place also because it was huge with loads of open areas so I wasn’t constantly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank methree17
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I know it is cliche but this is a must visit when in Istanbul. I actually don’t put this place on top of my list in Istanbul and I thought it’s is another overrated place to visit. Then it is raining on the day we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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22 March 2019|
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Response from Fabien F | Reviewed this property |
It's free for children under 12 years old and entry to the Harem is free for those under 6. Consider taking a stroller/small push chair for your 4-year old as the palace is vast and it is a lot of walking for even an adult.
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3 March 2019|
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Response from mohkarali | Reviewed this property |
it is open now, but but the queues for tickets can be quite long so recommend getting there early or buying the fast track tickets if you don't mind paying a little extra. You will also need to bring photo ID as deposit for... More
16 January 2019|
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Response from Ricky_The_One | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, the place is huge with open areas and gardens with pathways. The only issue I can foresee is that most of the buildings have a few steps that will require to carry the stroller up but other than that the place... More