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Address: Istanbul 34357, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 212 236 9000
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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
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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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One of the best tour in istanbul.uou just can't get enough of this place. U can buy a ticket for 40 TL which will give you access to all parts of the palace.the main palace,harimi... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best tour in istanbul.uou just can't get enough of this place. U can buy a ticket for 40 TL which will give you access to all parts of the palace.the main palace,harimi region,painting museum,watch museum and glass palace.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of must-visit place if you are interested in architecture and historical side of Turkey. You will definitely impressed by the spectacular view even at the entrance itself.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a European style palace, and as such, doesn't hold up against even relatively modest palaces of Europe. And, you can't take pictures inside.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Dolmabahçe Palace is a great museum and palace. It has a spectacular entrance with beautifully looked after gardens well worth a visit. The palace itself has stunning chandeliers with crystal staircases. The interior is fantastic but sadly photography is not allowed. It is a well maintained place and has an impressive history.

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Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

dolme bahce palace is very very very very... attractive and beatiful ( ata tork house ) big house with sea view and garden view !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was third time in Istanbul, but visited this palace for the first time with my sister. We were so excited that I couldn't explain with words. If you are visiting Istanbul, this is a must see palace. Those the whether was worth, but it didn't even matter about the satisfaction. Love this palace and highly recommend to everyone.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must of any intinerary you will take. It is the quintessential of the past Ottoman culture and empire. It has rare unseen pieces of art.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately no one is allowed to take pictures inside but it truly amazing. Its like you are watching a movie, a real taste of history. The guided tour makes it more interesting. A must go place.

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Bialystok, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The palace was built in Ottoman era and was the place of Sultans, after the republic was established, the palace became one of the places where Atatürk stayed. He died there and now the room that he died is visited by everybody ! Must see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting you get a very good idea of the luxurious and elegant life that the rulers / sultans must've lived in their heydays. Very nice and plenty of amazing things on view.

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Besiktas
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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