We used our 72 hour Istanbul Museum Pass to gain entry and were therefore able to avoid the long queues at the ticket booths. At the entrance it was very crowded and congested but once into the extensive grounds it isn't quite so busy. We arrived soon after opening time (9.30am) and started our exploration of the palace by visiting the Harem (entry to this also is included in the Museum Pass). Make sure that you visit the various exhibitions - the Armoury and Royal Jewels are particularly stunning. The layout of the Palace and grounds can be a little confusing so a map or the hiring of the readily available audio guides would be advisable.
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