In comparison to another palace seen, this seems not so much like a palace, but more like a museum. Interesting enough, thoough not the best
Take a least a full day or do 2 half days in this lovely historial site. It was well worth the visit and entrance fee. Do not skip the harem, it is beautiful and quite special. I have been back to Topkapi palace on all 4 my visits to Istanbul. Have lunch/coffee/breakfast at the palace restaurant, it has spectacular views.
i have been many times in istanbul but never been topkapi palace before and i felt its shame, thanks for the guys at Before Travel they suggest me the visit all highlights in Sultanahmet. Its all worthed.
Topkapi palace is really a great place and it is a must see attraction in Istanbul. Don't miss historical artifacts, buildings, jewelries and feel the lifestyle of a kings. If you are a Muslim you'll be speechless to see the Islamic artifacts and I'm not revealing what are there but you guys will be speechless I'm sure.
We stumbled across the Topkapi Palace within an hour of landing in Istanbul. As it was early morning, we couldn't check into our hotel and were therefore one of the first into the Palace. What a bonus! It is advisable to go early, as it gets very crowded with tour groups (especially school groups). We walked around the beautiful grounds... More
it is a very nice place, a great palace, and especcially interesting if you really like tile-art. The collections of weaponry are great but the religious items (beard of mohammed and saucsepan of abraham) I don't take very serious, but if you are into that kind of thing this is even more the place for you! the views are impressive,... More
If you like history then this is a must visit place for you. Cost was 25TL about £7 which is pretty reasonable for a major attraction. There is no limit to your stay so I suggest you take your time and explore everything. Entry is quick although you have to put your bag through a scanner (as in airports). Entrance... More
Great walk around beautiful grounds, incredible artifacts, if you plan on learning something by reading where the items behind the glass came from you'll need a good 3 hours. You could breeze through in half that time but wouldn't learn anything. Place to eat at back of grounds with great river views. Bring a large memory card, plenty of photo... More
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