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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul
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Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey | Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed today via mobile

Its the most historic monument i have ever visited. Must come here, do not skip any section of the palace.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mohamedsX4084VS
Reviewed yesterday

First the bad stuff: they have no paper audio map, which would help because the walking sequences are not marked well on the ground (they told us to take a picture of the one map posted at the ticket office, after a couple of tries...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CB12345
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A beautiful and very historic representation of life and culture. A definite must see venue. Amazing architecture and artistry.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Pam H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful place an addition to a spiritual journey was amazed by all the history amazing truly amazing loved everything I saw was very interesting

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kanapeena
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not really far from Hagia Sophia, you can walk to get here after you visit Hagia Sophia. Calligraphy of Al Quran dominating interior of each place in this palace.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mims_rifa
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a unique museum where you can experience the history of the Ottoman Empire very closely, where you can see the harem etc, from the used tools to the cutlery in the kitchen. It is one of the places to visit in Istanbul. Spend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tareq S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful palace and defiantly worth visiting when it is all open to the public. Large areas are currently under refurbishment ( which is also great to see ) but a shame you cant get to see a lot of the palace. Harem section is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OnAir689766
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Not my choice of palace in Europe Big complex. Consumes a lot of time Exposition is rather boring; Some rooms are empty even palace kitchen complex is not exiting ( could be ) The last courtyard with multiple pavilions is most picturesque and overlooking the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank igori122
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Magnificent palace. Wonderful exhibits, especially the clock room and the armoury. There is a sword 2.5m long and must weigh 80 or 90 kg. I would love to see the knight that wielded it😀

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Levesleys_on_tour
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not willing to help the tourists, very poor knowledge of English at one place that has exclusively foreighn visitors! Even the lady in charge refused to help me and expalin what I needed, Finally the private tour guides did the job even though they were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KaterinaG370
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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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sidrahh
15 January 2019|
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Response from Ricky_The_One | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, the place is huge with open areas and gardens with pathways. The only issue I can foresee is that most of the buildings have a few steps that will require to carry the stroller up but other than that the place... More
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Meera D
12 December 2018|
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Response from AakilaAyman | Reviewed this property |
Everyday 9am to 5pm, closed on Tuesdays. Get there before 9am to avoid long queues. If you intend to go to Hagia Sophia, get the Istanbul musuem pass. Topkapı Palace Museum : 60 TL Harem : 35 TL
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Rabzy R
6 December 2018|
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Response from Dakota57 | Reviewed this property |
Closed on Tuesday, yes. They give the information online on hours and days open
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