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Topkapi Palace

Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey | Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 44 22
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The Legends of History Tour: Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace in Istanbul
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This enormous palace was the Imperial residence of Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years. Although much of the palace is not accessible, the daily tours of the Harem are of great interest to tourists.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“holy relics” (134 reviews)
“harem area” (119 reviews)
“ottoman empire” (645 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey | Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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+90 212 522 44 22
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the most Important Museum in the world, Golden Islamic History is presented here, no doubt its a must see attraction, the views to the city and the Bosphore is amazing. Don't forget to visit the internal sections of the palace and Harem Section...More

Thank HFikri
Reviewed yesterday

Honestly I didn't really want to go here...but I was wrong! This place was amazing. Have a guide with you to make sure you can fully appreciate the history.

Thank tryingtoseetheworld
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Must see attraction in Istanbul. Highlights are the Kitchens, the Armoury and the Muslim Religious Exhibits. Enjoy a cup of tea at the Palace Cafe overlooking the Asian side of Istanbul. You are not paying for the drink, you are paying for the view! One...More

Thank Palaniappan M
Reviewed 3 days ago

My second time to visit this palace. Vast area to wander around. To many buildings that still in progress for restoration. I have more interest in history about this palace instead of the site. But have a beautiful sight over Bosporus.

Thank Mige H
Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw only a fraction of the palace even though we spent quite a long time going through the different courtyards and chambers. All of it is steeped in history and very beautiful.

Thank michaeljscholtes
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Crowds can detract from this wonderful site, and some areas are masked/scaffolded as restoration continues, but the palace is so big and varied that you can find a moment and corner to connect with this lush piece of history. Harem quarters cost extra to visit,...More

Thank Lily G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Definitely visit, but be aware that a large portion of the palace is currently being restored when evaluating the worth of the ticket price. Still a lot to see though

Thank FionaR88
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great palace - fantastic architecture and nature. Some parts have to be reconstructed but even with that minus it is a must see place for everyone with a bit interest in history. You can also try delicious sweets in a coffee shop within :-)

Thank ivanmirk
Reviewed 4 days ago

Grand Old place, worth taking your time, you'll need a fair bit of it to appreciate it properly.It is a large complex with many building with deep and intricate history. I would strongly recommend reading up on it (even if it is a wikipedia page)...More

Thank S C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a taxi to Topkapi and not an organized tour. I'd recommend this approach, but plan to spend at least half a day. There are hundreds of displays of one-of-a-kind items that were gifts to the Sultans. There are also items that are of...More

Thank kandy218
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Sultanahmet
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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Dina N
14 September 2017|
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Response from Ali A | Reviewed this property |
You can buy the tickets before you enter.. you need either Turkish lira Or credit cards ( visa - master ) Amex is not accepted in most of locations there ..
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RFhussain
16 August 2017|
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Response from Rachel E | Reviewed this property |
Grand Bazaar is a walk up the road of the main tram line one from Topkapi Palace. Not really far at all. May be 1/2 mile. Everything worth seeing is really close in Sultanahmet square area and then Dolmabache Palace is a Big... More
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sana K
30 June 2017|
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Response from dagNicosia | Reviewed this property |
I went in March and you can pay at the gate for one visit (45tl, I think), or you can buy a ticket for 85tl which lets you into several of the most visited sites. The ticket lasts 5 days. You will see a cheaper version (50... More
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