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Dolmabahce Palace

Istanbul 34357, Turkey
+90 212 236 90 00
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday

I toured the palace because that's what tourists do. The palace was nothing special and was a complete rip off. The only thing regal about the palace was the sister that led the second part of the tour. I really hope this comment reaches her....More

Thank Mohammed S
Reviewed 2 days ago

a big beautiful area, with a glorious palace and some museums and a nice view of see .it worth to visit for the first time.

Thank HadiForoutan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The main entrance is really impressive with all the sculpture. Unfortunately the palace wad closed the day I was there, but this must be seen if you visit Istanbul.

Thank Emanuel N
Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't waste your money paying for an organised tour to visit the Dolmabahce Palace. It's incredibly easy to visit by public transport and the entrance fee is only 40TL which includes admission to the palace and the gardens. The palace is located about five minutes...More

Thank logrundy
Reviewed 4 days ago

First of all when you enter you can see the beautiful gardens that overlook the palace,after when you enter the palace you can see how the sultans lived and the valuable objects the amazing view.I really enjoyed my visit there it was like time never...More

Thank Liebrefania
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's just Blue and White... They gate leading to the water looks so Great.. A ROYAL ENTRY certainly beautiful palace in the interiors

Thank Harsh S
Reviewed 6 days ago

What an exquisite experience, worth going back for! Do enjoy the coffee and views at the restaurant outside Dolmabahce palace to add a cherry on top the cake!

Thank Mehmood A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located next to a strait, this modern palace is well worth a visit, beautiful inside as well as outside. Easy access from Istanbul city center by tram. Closed for visitors on monday.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the best experience in Istanbul, speedy visit and no opportunity to relaxing thinking about what do you see and discover. If you stay in Istanbul for only few days, stay away from this place.

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dolmabahce Palace is fine piece of majestic architecture where you can truly find the glimpses of the Ottoman lifestyle. Even after that era, it has been the residential place for Mustafa Kamal Ataturk. His death-bed is still covered with the Turkish flag. The palace itself...More

Thank waqarsarwar
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Ashi K
September 11, 2017|
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Response from KoalaViaggio | Reviewed this property |
Please specify your requirement.
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Ashi K
September 11, 2017|
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Response from Ahmad A | Reviewed this property |
take the funikuler from Taksim to Kabatas and then walk from there the palace will be on you right
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Abdullahkhan98
November 25, 2016|
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Response from fikretoguz | Reviewed this property |
yes build by the ottoman empire just before republic of turkey. start 1843 finish 1855
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