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Topkapi Palace

Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey | Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 4422
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“holy relics” (131 reviews)
“harem area” (116 reviews)
“ottoman empire” (632 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey | Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 4422
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went yesterday only to discover that the most important sections of the Palace are being re-innovated .

Thank Murtadha G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Home of the Ottoman Sultans, this modest but impressive palace in a beautiful garden must be on your 10 places to visit in Istanbul. It is organized as a museum where you can see the breathtaking jewels and gems of the empire, the throne, clothes...More

Thank Nesligul D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a majestic experience visitung Topkapi Palace. It was huge and the museum was so rich with Islamic history in particular. Though the section with the belongings of Caliphates and Prophet (p.b.u.h) were exhibited were so crowded and people refused to move, rest of...More

Thank zairar82
Reviewed yesterday

beautiful and huge. The terrace that lead towards the sea was my favorite! Water is blue, lots of roses and ceramics!

Thank Yulieel
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must visit place for muslim. they should know their history and learn something good out of it. a lots of history and memories in the place.

Thank Harlizan H
Reviewed 2 days ago

A walled city for one family (its good to be the king). So much to see. The harem was especially interesting listeresting to the guide explain it.s

Thank czmdivenut
Reviewed 2 days ago

A must see in Istanbul. If you are keen on history and sight seeing this place is the best. The palace is very well maintained and in some places it will feel like the Sultan and his family have just stepped out. It is laden...More

Thank Sahanif_0303
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place for views and beautifully maintained, rooms are amazing fab architecture need 2-3 hours went later afternoon to avoid sun as we were fasting. Absolute must for muslims to see the room of the sacred belonging of the prophet Muhammad (saw). Can buy tickets...More

Thank Irami
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Topkapi complex is fascinating. They have a huge collection of artefacts that date back thousands of years. It's well worth having a walk around. There is a small entrance fee.

Thank kingtyrone
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of my favorite spot in Istanbul. The Topkapi Palace is so huge that might take you more than three hours to just walk around. You can see how expensive the previous king and queen lived. I will also recommend to go to Harem room...More

Thank Lizzy S
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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are there cats inside or in premises of this palace?
19 June 2017|
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Response from SJHartzell | Reviewed this property |
No animals inside the palace but there are dogs and cats all over Istanbul and "they" co-exist without conflict.
Imra-atu Y
hi. how much is it to hire an audio guide and is it possible for 2 ppl to share 1 audio guide? thanks
4 June 2017|
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Response from Ana Z | Reviewed this property |
if you use earbuds with flexible wires (like the standard headphones that come with most cellphone models),yes you can share one audio guide
Do u have stuff on the Ottoman Empire.
23 May 2017|
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Response from amy_2720 | Reviewed this property |
Basically the question is quit general since its not very clear what are you mean by "stuff". But if you are looking for Ottoman Empire Palace and some view on this empire looks like, this will be the place