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Address: Istanbul 34357, Turkey
Phone Number: (0212) 236 90 00
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

This palace was built in the mid 1800s to replace an earlier structure that...

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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If you go to Istanbul, people will talk about Topkapi, which is really amazing. But Domabahce palace is beyond that especially the last room where the palace's tour ends, there... read more

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you go to Istanbul, people will talk about Topkapi, which is really amazing. But Domabahce palace is beyond that especially the last room where the palace's tour ends, there you will see a lamp you never imagined it exists. I recommend for the whole palace about 4 hours visit all together. It is easy to go there, just take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a nice trip i go with a group and i love it but the castle is one of the richness place ever i seen there is a tuff rolls but because its a historic place no pictures not allowed. But i recommend for any one love the history to see the rich in old picture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the largest palace in europe. it is still very much intact . you feel it's appeal the moment you step inside. It is huge with so many beautiful decorations . I saw the death bed of the founder of the turkish republic here. ıt holds so many great and appealing historical designs and treasures. ıt is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Dolmabahce Palace which is situated by the banks of the beautiful Bosphorus Canal. There are royal guards at the front entrance. Admission fee applies. There was security check outside the palace. It was raining on the day of visit. There are beautiful fountains in front of the palace. The Palace do not allow photography inside the palace museum. Tour... More 

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Lugoj, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located 5 minutes walk from Kabatas tram station (Tram 1), is a magnificent and stately palace. Entry into the State Apartments and the Imperial Harem, done with a guide. Other attractions are visited individually. Photography during visit in the palace rooms is not allowed. Indoor garden is very beautiful and neat, with panoramic views of the Bosphorus, offers a quiet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a beautiful experience, we saw the palace and it was white and beautiful Besides the maramar river makes this place more interesting and visitable If u come to istanbul, then visit this place for sure. You can also see this place by taking a bosphuros tour too.

Thank Sayed Abdullah Q
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Once you enter this palace you will feel that you in diffrent era!! I like the organization ang the toure guide and how they are take care of the palace history I realy enjoy it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the exterior, it seems like another palace in any big city, However, the interior decor is simply STUNNING and out of this world!! We have seen many palaces and this is by far the most impressive and breathtaking inside. Very unfortunately, though understandably, this is a guided tour only, which means you can't take your own sweet time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Live in the past and walk between the rooms of Sultans. Last 6 sultans or Khalifas - rulers- used to live in here. Salamlek for men and the other side Haremlek for Ladies. Amazing architecture with beautiful view to the Bosphour and the garden. Extraordinary life. Photos are prohibited inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

You should visit Dolmabahce Palace for sure. It takes around half day and it is located in the city center. Easy to reach by public transportation. You should prefer to get a tour guide so that s/he can tell you the history of the palace and the people who used to live in it!

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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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