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Yildiz Palace Museum

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Yildiz Palace Museum

56 Reviews
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Yildiz Mah. Barbaros Bulv. Hamam Sok. No:62 Gayrettepe, Besiktas, Istanbul Turkey
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Join one of the best Bosphorus boat tours in Istanbul and admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective while enjoying the beautiful views of the Orient and the Occident at the same time. <br><br>Your Istanbul Welcome Card Marine Officer will welcome you at the pier and help you on the boat, hand you over our Bosphorus tour plan and explain you what will see on the boat tour. <br><br>Bosphorus Boat Tour<br><br>The Bosphorus is 32km long, separates Europe from Asia and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Cruise along the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe and discover Istanbul tourist attractions, magnificent palaces, ancient castles, and other historical sites, as well as fine seaside residences and the Bosphorus bridge. Furthermore, you will have a glance at the spectacular pieces of authentic civic architecture on the European and Asian coast.<br><br>Our boat is departing hourly, if you should miss your departure time you can join the next departing boat.
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Myles D wrote a review Nov. 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
The Museum is closed for the foreseeble future because the President of Turkey has taken over the Palace for other purposes. However,the park is still open until 10 PM. It is one of Istanbul's largest parks with lovely rose and dahlia gardens, along with good views over the Bosphorous from several places. There are two restaurants too.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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KASSNIGHT wrote a review Jul. 2019
London, United Kingdom18 contributions15 helpful votes
I read many bad reviews before I went as the plane is closed for refurbishment but I thought I will have a better luck. I tried to be cleaver and checked with the hotel reception who checked online and told me it’s opened as usual so we took 2 taxis there and they dropped us in front of the gate but there were some guards there who we couldn't communicate with but didn’t let us go in and made us delete the photos we took of the palace from the outside. I don’t know what I’d going on in that area but they need to have someone who can speak English and explain to the tourist what is going on.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Departure811861 wrote a review Feb. 2019
Germany824 contributions243 helpful votes
Yıldız Palace Museum is definitely worth a visit when it is open. However, it was under repair so inform yourself before you go there and cannot get in. Perhaps you can at least walk through the vast park.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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48in48europe wrote a review Jan. 2019
Krakow, Poland7 contributions5 helpful votes
The Palace is unfortunately closed to the public as the president now uses it for himself. This happened in 2015 but many websites are outdated and do not mention this. It is no longer included on the Istanbul Museum Pass. Do not go here, you will be yelled at by armed guards. It is no longer a museum.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Michaela C wrote a review Dec. 2018
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Today, we went all the way up to the palace only to find that it is closed for renovation. We have the Museum Pass valid for this palace and nobody warned us when we bought it. Also, be warned that many places are currently under reconstruction so you will not be able to see everything, e.g. Archeology Museum, Topkapi Palace and many places have different opening times than on the internet...
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Date of experience: December 2018
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