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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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It was wonderful, Do not miss this unless you simply don't enjoy history and art. For 40 TL, they whisk you in and send you on a tour -- Turkish or English -- Everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Tehran Province, Iran

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It was my second Istanbul visit so I checked out this palace that can onlybe visited by unenthusiastic guided tour...being rushed through it was hard to really appreciate anything here...guides simply were human tape recorders spitting out memorized explanations...not really worth the 2 hours...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful palaces we have ever seen, rivals Versailles and St. Petersburg. Beautiful design and elegant finishes. Totally spoilt because no photography allowed. Even had to delete a shot I had reallly wanted. No reason for this stupidity. Books available do not show great interior photos. Compulsory guided tours wastes time, and you can't hear guide anyway.... More 

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Tehran Province, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It was wonderful, Do not miss this unless you simply don't enjoy history and art. For 40 TL, they whisk you in and send you on a tour -- Turkish or English -- Everything looked absolutely stunning! You go in with a guide and although the groups could be a bit smaller, the tour was very interesting! Please follow the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I have been to many palaces/museums in my time but tis place had me speechless. It was grande it was vast and it was easy to get lost in. If your ever in Istanbul you must pay a visit. Its a great way to get a real taste of the ottoman empire and what it was.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We walked down from our hotel to see this palace. The gardens are beautiful. The large white gates to the Bosphorous are gorgeous. The palace is enormous! You do however have to buy tickets, tiny line but then they only allow you in on a guided tour of about 30 so we had to wait. It is very pretty inside,... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This magnificent complex left me in awe. Too bad one can't take photos inside but otherwise the photos will be left alone in the memories of the tourist who witness this awe-spiring structure with its delicate and impressive details plus the furnitures. When in istanbul dont miss this place! :))

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

if you are fond of palaces,this is one of the many palaces of the city...a typical european palace , it is worth if you have time..2 things inside , they are in the guinness book of records ; biggest hand made carpet and heaviest crystal chandelier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The palace situated in the beautiful giant park near see side. It has lots of beautiful flowers ,trees, fountains and ponds. The palace inside is very reach and beautiful, lot of rugs, crystal chandeliers telephone .It has 68 washrooms. The second building Harem is also very nice. Great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

DOLMAHBACE is the alternate sultan s option,to mark the 18 century changes.It has a lot of french an italian elements.It is believed that the palace was so expensive that the OTOMAN EMPIRE had debts for him during his building.MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK has died here at the age of 57,I think and they stopped the clock at 5 to 9,or 15... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A truly amazing place constructed across the waterway from the Topkapi area. It is immense in size and definitely worth visiting. From the 35 tons of gold leaf used throughout the palace, the world's largest chandelier, the paintings on the walls, furnishings, and the murals on the domed ceilings, it rivals any palaces throughout the world. The intense colour of... More 

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Address: Address: Istanbul 34357, Turkey
Phone Number: (0212) 236 90 00
Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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