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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul
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Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey | Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To get the benefit of the visit, it's recommended to reread the history of the Ottoman Empire. During the visit the most interesting part is the harem where a lot of rooms are visitable.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

So many part of this palace that is important, historical and amazingly beautiful. It takes hours to really absorb and enjoy the place. Will come back for more thorough visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AdFiaSasongko
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed this palace very much. Basically, it is large and interesting. The sense of serenity and peace in the courtyard is the best. The view is good too. Do visit

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Food4gods
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Topkapi keeps inside its values, which are worth being seen! The policy of "no picture" in holly museum is a crap! Everyone should know and review whats there! Wonderful place!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank arbendaka
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our walk around the palace and the views. The palace has a lot of history all around. The palace is small compared to other places. Would recommend buying tickets in advance.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Awahed
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The sprawling grounds of the palace is really cool. There are many exhibits of old artifacts within the grounds that make it extra special.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CaliGuy01
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice to see how was every thing going with a lot of old times pieces and details and stories filled the place the architecture is amazing so much variety in such a big place showing the different eras in this magnificent palace

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kadas2021
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is like stepping in to a different era. Well worth the visit. Bit of restoration going on at the moment, but I guess that is to be expected of a building that old.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 250antoinettev
Reviewed 5 days ago

Really nice museum. You'll get the chance to see lots of chambers and artifacts. Don't skip the Harem, it is the most interesting part!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GeorgeAnt
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was mesmerized by the Architecture and history of this place. I spent hours in the museum viewing all the weapons and the details of these weapons. Views from the palace are really awesome too. Guided tours are recommended as the guides can give you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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sidrahh
January 15, 2019|
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Response from Ricky_The_One | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, the place is huge with open areas and gardens with pathways. The only issue I can foresee is that most of the buildings have a few steps that will require to carry the stroller up but other than that the place... More
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Meera D
December 11, 2018|
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Response from AakilaAyman | Reviewed this property |
Everyday 9am to 5pm, closed on Tuesdays. Get there before 9am to avoid long queues. If you intend to go to Hagia Sophia, get the Istanbul musuem pass. Topkapı Palace Museum : 60 TL Harem : 35 TL
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Rabzy R
December 6, 2018|
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Response from Dakota57 | Reviewed this property |
Closed on Tuesday, yes. They give the information online on hours and days open
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