Dolmabahce Palace

Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul: Hours, Address, Dolmabahce Palace Reviews: 4.5/5

Dolmabahce Palace
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Admission tickets
from A$36.16
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Sherif S
Cairo, Egypt887 contributions
The best Palace in Istanbul!
Sep. 2021
long Queue for the tickets but worth it! the line was moving fast so plan additional 45 min waiting in the queue, there are several types of tickets depends on what you want to see but it's pricey, i purchased the basic one with the art gallery and the Harem section but was so happy and satisfied about my basic visit, there is a nice outdoor garden area by the Bosporus.

the audio guide is included in the ticket price and the information is quiet useful and organized, it's not allowed to take pictures inside.

so far the best monument I've visited in Istanbul
Written 25 November 2021
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Titispeed
Rouen, France64 contributions
Une belle visite dans un cadre paisible et somptueux.
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Palace very different from other monuments in Istanbul.
The visit starts with the very pleasant gardens, with superb views on the Bosphorus. The interior is very quick to visit, but reflects the "turn of the century" atmosphere.
A must do!
Written 10 November 2021
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KMLondon22
London, UK158 contributions
Beautifully located on the river
Oct. 2021
This should feature in your Istanbul top 10 to-dos list, whether you are interested in history or not. It is beautifully located on the Bosphorus (best viewed from a boat or ferry on the river) and some of the rooms are visually stunning. The exhibitions in the main palace are also very good, with some exquisite exhibits such as jewelled coffee sets. Unfortunately, the Harem is hard to appreciate after visiting the main building as the rooms then seem rather repetitive. The audio guide is worth using and not too long. The museum pass does not cover entrance to the main part of the palace but covers entrance to the Harem.
Written 31 October 2021
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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA781 contributions
Beautiful Palace
Oct. 2021 • Solo
Very beautiful palace and well preserved. This palace is a work of art with so much history, ornately painted walls and ceilings and of course furniture. In addition the palace grounds are beautiful. Definitely a must see if in Istanbul.
Written 26 October 2021
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Nabeel Afzal
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
Beauty on Bosphorus
Sep. 2021
Ottoman empire moved from Topkapi Palace to this one and it's one of the most beautiful places to visit in Istanbul right on the Bosphorus. Better to buy online tickets to avoid long queues.
Written 1 October 2021
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Boris Vinogradsky, MD
Cleveland, OH370 contributions
Fantastic
Sep. 2021
We were there for 3+ hours and did not have enough time. Gorgeous. Quite a transition from the old style Topkapi Palace to the new European style Dolmabahce. Too bad it cost a quarter of the national annual revenue and caused Turkey to go into default eventually.
Written 5 September 2021
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Donaldwilliams267
Texas City, TX4 contributions
Rich
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Impressive building. Its sad that you cant make photos inside but still amazing. Full of gold and ivory inside, ricj palace
Written 4 September 2021
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Abdulrahman Qazzaz
Baghdad, Iraq51 contributions
Nice experience
Aug. 2021 • Family
Great palace, one of Istanbul’s icons and a must-visit spot whenever you’re in the city, the fees for the full package(the harem, the painting museum and the main palace itself) is 200 Lira(approx. 23$) per person, and unfortunately the museum card(Müze Kart) doesn’t work here which is a shame, but overall it was very nice experience to see the Ottoman/Turkish heritage mixed with European architectural influence, unfortunately taking pictures is not allowed which is really a shame because everyone wants to take pictures and keep them as a memory for themselves, especially in such an amazing place, but overall it was a pleasurable experience and i do recommend it to everyone visiting Istanbul.
Written 29 August 2021
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Jelena P
Belgrade, Serbia1 contribution
Amazing place
Aug. 2021 • Friends
One of the most beautiful palaces I have ever seen, constructed on the most beautiful places on the world, Bosforus.
Definitely worth visiting!
Written 17 August 2021
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Marinescu Daniel
Mioveni, Romania3 contributions
Amazing old palace who keeps the past of 4 centuries. I recommend
Aug. 2021 • Family
I recommend to visit all palace to see the every room with its past. "The Versailles of East" is very interesting for the paintings from every hall and the objects , for example an old semiautomatic pistol. The Ceremonial Hall it's very big and beautiful, when I saw I imaged how a ceremony how it looked.
Also the Harem has interesting things.
Written 12 August 2021
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