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Review of Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace
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Ranked #5 of 1,159 things to do in Istanbul
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This enormous palace was the Imperial residence of Ottoman sultans for almost 400 years. Although much of the palace is not accessible, the daily tours of the Harem are of great interest to tourists.
Reviewed October 26, 2012

Topkapi was great. We were interested mostly in visiting the Harem section and then we got intrigued to visit the rest. It was very interesting, but also very large grounds. So take some water and take some breaks.

Thank mothercityhiker
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

There's just so much to see and appreciate. fabulous palace and museums. Full of tales of the centuries gone by. Fabulous jewels and gold on view.

Thank joethegas
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

The Palace is extensive and there are many amazing sites and views. The armory is a must see! Be sure to see the religious artifacts, including the Sword of David and Staff of the Prophet.

Thank kravmaguffin
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

its HUGE!!! you need to go there in the morning and you will be able to spend the whole day in it. We went there too late and we couldn't visit the Hareem which was a shame. Amazing, my attraction in Istanbul

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Reviewed October 26, 2012

A great way to understand the history of Istanbul. We got the headphone tour and it was well worth it. We waited in line for tickets and then realised we probably could have got a ticket from the machines either side of the ticket booth so check them out if there's a queue. Definitely spend the extra to see the Harem too.

Thank Adventurebetsy
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