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“Stunning”
Review of Topkapi Palace

Topkapi Palace
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Ranked #7 of 1,096 things to do in Istanbul
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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 August 20, 2013

Make sure u have enough time to visit every parts of the palace. The treasure room, clock collections room and harem site is a must stop at topkapi palace

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Reviewed August 20, 2013

If you are in Istanbul of course you have to see the palace and try to visualize life in the sultan's household! Try to buy tickets ahead of it e if possible as the ticket lines are very long. Also try to get the audio tour if you are not with a tour guide as the descriptions posted are pretty brief and sometimes hard to see with the crowds.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

We spent a good few hours wandering around this Palace. The sense of history was overwhelming at times. Make sure you have the time to spend here. It is well worth the experience.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Beautiful palace; wonderful history. I went as part of a tour, and really enjoyed the history of the Ottoman Empire as well as the view of the Golden Horn from the Palace.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

The whole of this palace is well worth spending a full day (if possible) to visit. The Harem, for which a separate ticket is necessary, is also essential to view the beautiful craftsmanship of its interiors.
A light meal can be taken on a delightful terrace overlooking the Bosphorus and the Princes' Islands (though there are a number of steps down to the restaurant).
The Treasury displays stunning jewels and displays the rewards of immense power. The robes are also stunning, and intriguing in their construction and design!

1  Thank Judith M
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