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“Loved the Sultan's Jewels”
Review of Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace
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Ottoman Relics Walking Tour in Istanbul
Ranked #7 of 1,104 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 February 11, 2013

Be ready to walk the grounds....you will love the Sultan's jewels, and every much enjoy having a coffee at their coffee shop.

Thank thechameleone
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

This place is fascinating.. Prepare yourself to spend at least 4 hours there. The audio guide is useful but not crucial and it costs an extra 25 TL for the palace and the harem section.
Do not miss this place if your are in Istanbul.

1  Thank Firas S
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Its such huge big palace of sultan . It took us whole full day to see the palace . It's decently maintained also . Nice gardens to lay around on a sunny day . Lot of artefacts and other stuff of historical importance are well kept . I still remember the big diamond I saw in them palace .

1  Thank Tom S
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Since I only have a passing interest in the Ottoman empire and their dynasty, I thought it was good but not as good as the blue mosque or Aya Sofia. Seeing all the different jewels in the treasury was ok, nothing to really impress me too much.

1  Thank Matthew T
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

A visit here is a must! Examples of the historic life abound with 1000 year old Kaftans and examples of treasures. The Harem has an extra charge to visit and we missed it due to lack of time. Wonderful view across the Bosphorous.

Thank TH1955
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