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Dolmabahce Palace

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Address: Istanbul 34357, Turkey
Phone Number: (0212) 236 90 00
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This palace was built in the mid 1800s to replace an earlier structure...
This palace was built in the mid 1800s to replace an earlier structure that was made of wood. The new palace incorporated sixteen separate buildings with stables, a flour mill and a clock tower among them.
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this palace has a clock from Queen Victoria!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fabulous place to visit...

My most favourite Palace has to be Dolmabache...A white description of elegance and charm if ever I saw one... The staircase alone was breathtaking.....the rooms..chandaliers and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

My most favourite Palace has to be Dolmabache...A white description of elegance and charm if ever I saw one... The staircase alone was breathtaking.....the rooms..chandaliers and ornamental displays are a delight...the room where Kemal Attaturk last slept before passing away is still as it was all those years ago....a place of wonder...truly magnificent...an absolute must if ever you are in... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

amazing place to visit while in Istanbul. amongst top 5 of things to see for me. the tour guide gave details information if asked. very impressive architecture!

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Berlin, Germany
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A good way to understand and have a view of another culture and race is having a glimpse of their history, and the Tour inside Domabahce Palace was the right thing to do as it was the home of 6 Sultans and the founder and the first President of their Republic has spent his last days in this palace. The... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The garden, sea view, the clock tower, doors, even the simplest stones of the yard seem luxurious when you leave the main road behind and step the palace. Its wonderful architecture accompanied by all other details such as carpets, statues, tables, beds, ... fascinate the visitor and move him/her back to Ataturk era. The best thing I liked is the... More 

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Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The more modern sort of sovereign's palace in Istanbul was built at the decline of Ottoman empire. It was so luxurious that sultan did not move in for years, not to cause anger among the citizens. The tour is well organized, although the guy leading the first part of the tour in English could have a much better accent and... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Didnt expect that the ottoman can build such a beautiful palace. This is a whole different level above the humble Topkapi palace. Very elegant in design and has ultra luxurious interior. Although its not as big as the versailles, I think this palace is more beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

totally worth every second of visiting this beautiful place , highly recommended ,, and the tour guide was really good explaining everything in detail ,, A MUST IN ISTANBUL

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful palace from outside with good see view and the interior is marvelous. We stayed near Beyazit so took the tram T1 from there to Kabatas and walked a little bit to reach the palace. Obeying the reviews we reached there by 8.30 am and there were only around 10 people before us. After there was a rush of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The architecture looks like a modern European design. It looks magnificent from the outside. The entrance fee is 40 lira and it doesn't include in the Muzeum pass. The palace is closed on Monday and Thursday. Keep in mind that they don't allow individual tour into this palace. You have to join the long queue and wait for the English... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I actually found Dolmabache Palace more interesting than Topkapi Palace. Of course that huge line in front of the entrance is scary, but it is definitely worth waiting. Very beautiful palace but you cannot take any pictures. However you can catch up with photographs in palace garden. English speaking guide was interesting to listen.

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