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Address: Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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+90 212 236 9000
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This palace was built in the mid 1800s to replace an earlier structure that...

This palace was built in the mid 1800s to replace an earlier structure that was made of wood. The new palace incorporated sixteen separate buildings with stables, a flour mill and a clock tower among them.

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absolutely gorgeous

whether just from the street or a tour this is a sublime architectural wonder. It is not to be missed in my opinion.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

whether just from the street or a tour this is a sublime architectural wonder. It is not to be missed in my opinion.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Impressive palace very well preserved and maintained.I liked better the Official section of Dolmabahce palace.

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Ermelo, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

At first visit the Topkapi palace and after that vidut the Dolmabahce palace. See the differences during the ages and hear the belonging stories. How did the Sultans live and where the tons of gold have been used for!

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Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is the second time when we visit this very beautiful place, with Boshporus view and we were again well impressed. In my opinoon, this is a must in Istanbul.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is easy to go there by Tram. No photo taking inside the buildings. No individual visit is allowed in the palace and Harem. There are English and Turkish speaking guided tour in these two places.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to fully immerse in the history of Istanbul you must see other palaces after Topkai. Dolmabahce is a stunning piece of architecture with a super historical part in this city. I have been lucky to visit twice and herein lies the rub...since you can't take photos and you have to use the guided tour option you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only downfall is that there is no pictures allowed inside, where it is absolutely stunning. The guide will give a full tour and explain thoroughly about everything. You will meet people from all walks of life or from the same walk of life. The outside is stunning and the good news is, you can take pictures outside. We spent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't have alot of time to visit all the palaces in istanbul this palace is the best choice, it have many palaces in one place and all covered under the ticket, you will enter the palace and be able to examine things on your own, it's the best one among all the other palaces

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it's such a pity that photos are not allowed to be taken. it's a beautiful palace....perfect for people with an eye for details. all of the contents are in its original condition. the tour is divided into different parts. each part for half an hour. you decide at the gate how much you would like to see. you are not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place and rich in culture. The entry fee is very reasonable and there are free guided tours in different parts of the place.

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In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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