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Dolmabahce Palace

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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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Visnezade Mahallesi | Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday

Dolmabahce Palace has a lot to offer. It is beautiful and manageable at the same time. The guided tours are very helpful. My favorite place in the Palace is the beautiful garden with the magnificent view of the Bosphorus.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lailaamiry45
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the palace where Ataturk lived his last days. The audio guide is very nice. It is very beautiful and grand. You need minimum 2-3 hours to see it. It is very near the Independence avenue. Walking distance.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TahiraSajid
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was the residence of sultan Ahmet II. It is very huge and look like a Western palace to me. It showed that ottoman did had thier glorious past in thier heydays. Impressed and alighted my initial expectations about the ottoman empire

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank elanfoo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful historic magnificent place to visit with many amazing furnished rooms, exhibits and stunning gardens and views.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CountryLady077
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was extremely beautiful palace and inside the palace the photos are not allowed. there were a museum of kitchen as well where crockery of the palace residents were displayed and it was so amazing that those porcelain bowls and other stuff were having diamonds...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank asma k
Reviewed 1 week ago

Im truly impressed by the Turkish culture. Dolmabahce is a perfect place to get well with the culture.Great gardens and the hurrem is stunning!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mr_a_unknown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is truly a stunning location with a very good view into the lifestyle of the Turkish royals and very well organized and maintained. It’s a shame that photography is not allowed but it’s understandable . However the biggest -ve is the fact that strollers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Anirudha M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right next to Bosphorus strait that gives you an oportunity to take some of the best landscape photos of Asian side of Istanbul You may just get on Tram (T1) if you are staying in sultanahmet Area, or take bus to Besiktas Station, which makes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Curious529653
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some distance from the main sights in Sultanmehet area, this palace on the banks of The Bosphorus is sensational. Although not included in the Museum Card it is well worth the price of admission. Each visitor is given an Audio Guide which works well and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The placeas so good having beautiful loactions which makes me so happy to having there and makes me so happy

Date of experience: February 2019
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Erynne S
February 23, 2019|
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Response from hargoul | Reviewed this property |
Free optional audio guides are provided with your ticket
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January 18, 2019|
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Response from Trangmard | Reviewed this property |
We parked a minibus in a car park by the main gate. We were on a tour so not sure if the public can park there. We were off season and it was virtually empty.
October 6, 2018|
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Response from Nomad525355 | Reviewed this property |
I think you can because I saw people with stroller in other places like the top capi for example but for me I didn't have children with me personally but I think if it is allowed in one palace it will be in others