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“royal palace”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace
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Topkapi Palace Museum Half Day Tour Istanbul
Ranked #7 of 1,033 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.
Istanbul, Turkey
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“royal palace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Architecturally it is the Ottoman building,even there is not much more to see as furniture , but still it is wrothed , remember the movie "Topkapi" Harem , and section of jewellery pls don't miss them,,l hope the kitchen section will be open soon,,

Visited May 2013
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Fascinating architecture, don't miss the Harem! The side museums are very interesting. The patio cafe does good coffee with a view.

Visited July 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Beautiful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

I highly recommend going to the place as early as it opens. This is a big visitation center for the cruise ships whose tourists arrive on large buses. Do NOT go in the afternoon. The lines are too long and the palace gets crowded. I arrived when it opened 9 am ?? and I was glad I did . By the time I left, two hours later, the place was packed out.

Visited June 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“A true Historical site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Again, as I've advised in other reviews, a good guide will make all the difference to your visit, ours was wonderful and was able to bring to life the history here and also to remove some of the preconceived ideas and opinions we had ( Harem) before being correctly informed. Beautiful Palace.

Visited July 2013
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“Incredible Diamonds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

This was definitley worth a visit has an incredible display of armoury and jewels. Extremely interesting

Visited July 2013
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