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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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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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“harem area” (123 reviews)
“holy relics” (136 reviews)
“ottoman empire” (674 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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

very impressive place to see osmanians the room that was filled with watches was great and full of amazing watches. it has room with portrait of commanders of osmanians should be seen in istanbul

Thank SaEdeh H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing place to see. More for history lovers than architecture freaks. To avoid long queues take a private tour. It only lasts 1hour and you will see everything with professional interpretation (app. 100TLR/person + entrance fee). Spectacular view and beautiful gardens. Visited in February so...More

1  Thank Rama K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The architecture there was amazing and very historic. It was my second visit and I would definitely recommend this museum. The views outside of the bosphorus sea was worth seeing. The ticket price is reasonable- 8 GBP - approx 42 TL. It is right next...More

Thank Farhana I
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fantastic history here. From the Ottoman Empire to the Sultans to the religion of Islam, all has a place in this fantastic museum that used to be lived in by the sultans. One area has a balcony overlooking the majority of Istanbul for those who...More

Thank aahmed57
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing palace with beautiful architecture on a hill overlooking Bosphorus and marmara sea . It is truly one of the Istanbul’s greatest treasures and sights . It was built by sultan faith and it’s pretty huge . It can take about 3-4 hours to take...More

Thank Sharat Y
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a rainy autumn day when we had our private tour here in Topkapi.. We only had our umbrellas and scarves.. It was too cold and wet.. But it didn’t stop us from learning about Topkapi Palace — the residence of the Ottoman Empire...More

Thank TheWanderlustDreamer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading a novel about this place, it was beyond what i could have ever expected. i had been waiting years to see it, and it stole my breath with every step i took. you must go.

1  Thank nlozzy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not religious and some material in the museum was truly bizarre for me (like Moses Reed) but I definitely suggest visiting Haram in this palace. I enjoyed it more than anything.

Thank marziye k
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds and complex of buildings are massive. Amazing architecture very well maintained. We expected the treasure to be in a climate controlled building and were surprised to find overwhelming treasure spread throughout the many rooms of the palace. It was raining heavily the day...More

Thank Robin M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

its an gorgeous and enormous palace seeing the bosphorus from best point but harem is the most beautiful part of all the palace

Thank behramsacha
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_sfaisal_saeed21
8 February 2018|
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Response from aliholiday | Reviewed this property |
it is around £12. the best is to buy a visitor card that will let you visit few places and save a lot of money
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assilavaezi
2 October 2017|
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Response from ChenYongHann | Reviewed this property |
Hello Assi, buy an Istanbul Card (stored value card) from any train station ..even at Taksim Square metro station. take Funicular tram (single short ride) from Taksim Square metro to Kabatas terminal. at Kabatas, change to... More
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Dina N
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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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