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Address: , Istanbul 34357, Turkey
Phone Number: (0212) 236 90 00
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Beautiful palace

Loved this place top to bottom, beautiful rooms, chandeliers, rugs, floors. U will enjoy it if ur an art lover, definitely a must see in istanbul

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Loved this place top to bottom, beautiful rooms, chandeliers, rugs, floors. U will enjoy it if ur an art lover, definitely a must see in istanbul

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Relive the peak of the Ottoman empire period, take in the grandeur of the palace and be thrilled by the sure size of the palace

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The most beautiful gem of historic Istanbul. The wait to get in is worth it believe me. If you only see one historic site on your visit here, make it this one. Amazing beautiful decor and even furniture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A newer castle compared to Topkapi. Beautiful chandeliers and interesting to see and learn about the life in Harems.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The Dolmabahce Palace is very grand, but not worth the long wait in the sun. It was ridiculous - there was a huge line of people and only one ticket window open. To view the inside of the palace, you had to take part in a guided tour, which took about 30 minutes. My tour group was very large and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I joined a tourist group just to hear what is told to foreign people, instead of the local visitors. It was shockingly different, while the locals were told about how mighty the Emperor and his strength had been, the foreigners were listening to the limitations in the daily life of Harem etc, not even to mention the very first rights... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

You come to Turkey for many things - second grade European knock-off chateaux should not be one of them. While the palace has a few beautiful touches, it's a little sad to see the Turks having disposed of their national heritage to build this knock-off.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As this is one of the most publicized attractions in Istanbul I expected to be deluded as usual. Well, this place is very well kept, and even if questionable in terms of style it is a masterpiece in its own sense, at least from the outside. What is really annoying is the shape and the visit of the inside. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

It is kept fully original. This is the last palace of ottomon empire Also Ataturk used a while , then became muesum. All meubles are original, super decoration, it reflect one period of history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful palace, not very old, but very interesting. The tours are every half hour in Turkish or English. The only negative thing is that you can't explore it on your own, only with a tour, still don't miss it. Also they have a small clock museum you can visit.

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In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighborhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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