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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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Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday

Very interesting site to visit, it is a guided tour with multiple languages, unfortunately to photography allowed

Thank Abdullah S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Home of Sultans and first founders of modern day Turkey. Beautiful architecture and fittings. Garden with peacocks and view of the Bosphurus. Well worth a visit

Thank creitzy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pictures inside the palace are unfortunately forbidden. However, it is really beautiful and luxurious inside. It is more recent than the other palace therefore more modern and trendy. One of the best place in Istanbul

Thank masamune x
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Built in 19 th century is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. It was the administrative center of the late Ottoman Empire with the last of Ottoman Sultans

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We could spend all day looking at the palace. Well kept and so rich history behind the palace, unbelievable. No one should leave Istanbul without visiting the palace

Thank Mohammed M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Heavy style if you don't like to see gold everywhere. You cannot take pictures inside but still worth to see the big rooms and some of the pictures inside

Thank Tsvetomir T
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was raining but we still went and loved it. Well worth the twenty Aussie dollars. Not many tourists

Thank crystalrosario
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Extreme beauty. The palace shows the magnificence of the Ottomon time. Visit to Harem is a must. Inside the furniture and carpets are still intact. Harem has a separate ticket.

Thank Fahad Qamar Q
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The name of Balian or Palian Armenian family of prominent architects is closely connected with the legacy they left in the history of Turkey. The best known of Karapet Balian works is Dolmabahçe Palace, which he built in collaboration with his son Nigoğayos. It's a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a nice and charming place with the view of the river...but the entrace ticket costs alot. The palace is surrounded with a beautiful garden....and another good point is that you are given a guidance headphone with different languages.

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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 KoalaViaggio | Reviewed this property |
Take the Tram F1 from Taksim Square and get off the tram on Kabatas station from which you can go to the Dolmabahce Palace by walking for around 500 meters.
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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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