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“A little over-rated”
Review of Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace
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Skip the Line: Topkapi Palace Including Süleymaniye Mosque and Ceramics...
Ranked #7 of 1,119 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 20, 2013

The Topkapi palace is very interesting from a historical perspective and also boast some impressive architecture. Weather you enjoy it or not depends on your love of museum style relics, or not. the exhibts are in themselves educational and quite magnificent, but I am not particulary a museum person.

However it is a must see while in Istanbul

1  Thank alundj
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

This is a complex of low rise buildings that cannot be seen fully in half a day. Try to give yourself as much time as possible to do it justice. Our guided tour of the harem went too quickly. There were time consuming queues for the several exhibitions of treasures, which I found less impressive than the intricate buildings themselves.

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

excellent place to explore lots of things to view the harem wasnt that interesting to tell you the truth regreted the 15 tl extra but its a must if you are visiting in order to feel the whole place its vibe history etc.. wasnt too packed in mid february..

Thank bozirob
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Take a walk in the Harem (it cost 15 TL, but it is worth it), It is an interesting world, and you really understand how the people of those days thought about man and woman.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

This has to be the number one thing to do in Istanbul. There is so much to see, so many interesting points of interest and so much real history. We were guided through by Istanbul Custom Tours - this made the visit even better.

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