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Extravagant palace at thre height of 19th century luxury

The gardens are very pleasant, but the palace is extraordinary. Photography is not allowed in the... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Rod F
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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
Built between 1843 - 1856

An impressing palace and surroundings built in latest European fashion in the mid 1800. No... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
Phayao13
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Stockholm, Sweden
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17 May 2017
“Extravagant palace at thre height of 19th century luxury”
6 Nov 2016
“Built between 1843 - 1856”
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Yildiz Mah. Dolmabahce Cad. TBMM Milli Saraylar Depo Muze Mudurlugu Gayrettepe, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

The gardens are very pleasant, but the palace is extraordinary. Photography is not allowed in the palace itself, which is a pity. I would liked a photo of the chandelier presented by Queen Victoria to the Sultan. It weighs 4 tonnes!

3  Thank Rod F
Reviewed 6 November 2016

An impressing palace and surroundings built in latest European fashion in the mid 1800. No restrictions in the embellishment and extravagance.Unimaginable wealth, choice of finest crystal, furniture, and carpets

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

It is not in the main tourist aerea of IStanbul. The palace, has beautiful gardens, the building itself is amazing. The inside "decoration" is such a luxury, That you can hardly believe it.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 27 March 2016

nice gallery i enjoyed quick tour in it after walking in the water front beside the the place interesting industry gallery

1  Thank bnghanem
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

This is one place on the bhosporus with grand feel - kids loved the open spaces and also the architecture of the place . Worth the visit if you are travelling to Istanbul

Thank Manishb74
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful gardens and views of Bosphorus. Lovely palace inside and out , teeming with luxury that is inexplicable. A must see, and etch in one' s memory.

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

Beautiful garden. Great design and furniture. Palace of old king with French design and furniture. Nice café to sit down and relax and have tea

1  Thank Maryam91361
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Grand palace, beside the Bosphorus and view on the Asian side of Istanbul. Large gardens, awesome luxury internal and many extra spaces with various exhibits such as Crystals and watches. Permanent guide doing regular tours in English.

1  Thank VaLantis P
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Wow. A beautiful palace. really grand, lots of colonial furniture, grand staircases, beautiful chandeliers, huge rooms, lovely grounds, overall a must visit while in Istanbul. The moment you enter, you get a good feel of how the sultan's lived.

Thank sainbasha
Reviewed 28 April 2014

YOU SHOULD NOT VISIT a place where they have a terrible policy of ticket pricing. Beforehand we knew that children will pay a reduced ticket. Aa we waited at the ticket queue we learned that children should pay the whole ticket without reduction. WHAT A...More

2  Thank shelman02
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