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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 44 22
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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” (136 reviews)
“harem area” (125 reviews)
“ottoman empire” (675 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey | Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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Reviewed 2 February 2015

There are many facets to this compound spread out in well manicured gardens . Interesting to see the harem and try to imagine what life would have been like for the ladies living there. Many displays of opulence of the pashas back then . an...More

Thank Saskiagrav
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Reviewed 2 February 2015

Another brilliant place. If not for the tourist guide, we cant understand the history. Should advice the Tourism dept to have dual language for some of the notices.

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Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Incredible wealth , worth half a day . So much to see in city read the reviews see what interests you . In the beginning they describe the 7 buildings all with some type line . Pick 4-5 and then get a feel for another...More

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Reviewed 1 February 2015

when i was go topkapi palace before 7 years ago we can take photo but now not possible every where forbidden u can not remind topkapi with your photo album

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Reviewed 31 January 2015

To really appreciate this palace, you really need one whole day. With hundreds of rooms and thousand of artefacts, there's a lot to learn about the history of te Ottoman Empire

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Reviewed 30 January 2015

The Topkapi Palace was my first experience seeing where a ruler and harem lived. The palace was over-the-top and I cannot imagine living surrounded with all of the luxury and riches of the ruler's day and I found it important to put it in a...More

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 30 January 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Istanbul. The palace is full of history, and stories of palace intrigue. We recommend taking the audio guide and the visiting the harem section as well. Keep sufficient time to visit as a visit can...More

Thank Chaitanya A
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Reviewed 29 January 2015

This is so far the best place that we went while in Istanbul. The palace itself is so rich in history with abundance of displays. It takes us a whole day to explore the place but it was really worth the visit. We went on...More

Thank DGrayMan
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Reviewed 29 January 2015

I took a boat ride to the Palace and I enjoyed it as I walked from room to room I learned that the " Mother " was the real boss of things she kept people in line and ordered when and where people would sleep....More

Thank pamela h
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Reviewed 29 January 2015

You can easily fall in love with this Grand palace. It simply shows you the volume of richness of the Ottoman Empire and takes you to a totally different times in no time!!!simply the best!

Thank zoz55jo
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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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Inès F
21 March 2018|
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Response from Rudá A | Reviewed this property |
Hey, there. It's a walk you will take longer than all the nearby areas, but it's always worth it a walk in Istanbul!
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8 February 2018|
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Response from aliholiday | Reviewed this property |
it is around £12. the best is to buy a visitor card that will let you visit few places and save a lot of money
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assilavaezi
1 October 2017|
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Response from ChenYongHann | Reviewed this property |
Hello Assi, buy an Istanbul Card (stored value card) from any train station ..even at Taksim Square metro station. take Funicular tram (single short ride) from Taksim Square metro to Kabatas terminal. at Kabatas, change to... More
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