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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Visnezade Mahallesi | Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This spectacular palace on the Bosphorus straits is a must. Built in the 19th century it is a wonderful example of baroque, roccoco and neo classical styles with opulent furnishings providing an insight into the lives of the sultans that lived there. There are spectacular...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The crystal chandeliers, the serving pieces, the room decor all scream extreme wealth among the late sultans of the Ottoman Empire.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank atwellsue8
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The palace is reminiscent of the palace in France, Versailles. It is well appointed and worith the price of admission. However, the lines too get in are very long, so plan to get in line before it opens in the morning.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank DrDan7592
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice historical place , Beautiful gardens ,Huge palace need a few hours to see all places , price ticket different depend on how many building to see & it will be less price if choose combined ticket .

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Thair660
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of my favorite sights. I got there to line up before it opened and I used an audio guide to learn all about the palace. I recommend getting the extra pass to see the Harem as the tour groups don’t go in...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Kate G
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is my first time visiting this place, having no idea of what I was going to see. The nearest stop to the palace is Kabatas, either ferry across from Kadikoy or tram line T1 last stop. We opted for the latter as not sure...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 5354sweetp
Reviewed 6 days ago

Impressive. You need a few hours to go through it, especially as you may need to let pass some noisy groups. The combined ticket is worth it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Basil M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The palace is beautiful. Amazingly huge. The things inside are pretty. Only complain you cant take piks inside !!! But otherwise amazing place with amazing history. Must visit if you're going istanbul.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Arshiyask
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in Istanbul you must see Dolmabahce palace. I recommend you to visit this atraction at the morning before the croud started.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank 306_anr
Reviewed 1 week ago

The extravagant and beautiful Dolmabahce palace is definitely worth a visit. The exterior has gardens, fountains and beautiful views. The palace has offices, ceremonial halls, beautiful staircases and more. The ticket for the Harem section is an additional fee but worth it. This has the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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TsvetelinaBaramova
November 6, 2019|
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Response from caritca | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know but I’m sure you can find it in the palace web page information!
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October 22, 2019|
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Response from parvizghadamli | Reviewed this property |
60 lira
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drsudiptomodak
August 27, 2019|
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Response from idwaikat | Reviewed this property |
You may take M2 to Taksim, then F1 to Katatas, then you need to walk around 5 minutes north to Dolmabahce. All other questions already answered above.
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