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Topkapi Palace

Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey | Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 44 22
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“holy relics” (133 reviews)
“harem area” (117 reviews)
“ottoman empire” (639 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey | Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 44 22
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So I guess when I thought about a palace,i envisioned ornate rooms and exhibits. This is a huge gardens with multiple buildings- like the kitchen- and exhibits were table ware and silver and some intriguing religious memorabilia- like the staff Moses used to part the...More

Thank Shirley L
Reviewed 4 days ago

A must visit Topkapi Place house some ancient treasures from the era dated back 3000 BC to 18th Centuries and much more! For children to people having interest in history visit this palace.

Thank Rana Riaz S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This palace withstood many intriguing sultans and their heir, many battles, disasters and each room has its own history as well as a different style. This place will take the most of your time, be sure to wear comfortable shoes, a small map of the...More

Thank Meltem K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The palace has nice view to Istanbul and bosphorus. The entrance fee is 40 lira and the Haram entrance is 25 lira in extra if you want to visit.

Thank Reza A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Some of the areas were closed to tourists. The campus is spread out and doesn't feel like a palace. The last rooms visited, however, were very impressive with the tile work and views. Still worth the price of admission.

Thank Laurie P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must see if you're in the city the buildings the history the stories and the artefacts give you a good sense of what it was like through the centuries We had our own guide that helped immensely

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

😍😍👍👌👌👌 in love with it, really great place to visit where is joined beauty and history i definitely recommand it

Thank Radia R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The most amazing palace in the world. If you come to turkey please stop for a while and visit this place

Thank Tufan A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a really nice and large complex of buildings where the Sultans used to live it up....for me the most interesting part was the sacred trusts area where you can relics from a number of prophets including Muhammad PBUH. Disappointed however that photography is...More

Thank Usman M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Even the kids are not very interested still should be seen with them, all historical places. You need a lot of time to look in to deeply, not a work for 20 minutes. should visit if you have time, minimum 2 hours

Thank nazanbunny
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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16 August 2017|
Response from kari_ua_kh | Reviewed this property |
Dear traveler. Grand bazar is 2 stations away from Topkapi Palace. You can easily go there on foot. It takes around 15 min. I won't recommend you to eat near grand bazar because I couldn't find any good place to eat... More
sana K
30 June 2017|
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Response from HTabbaraDrSam | Reviewed this property |
As stated before 40 liras for the palace and 25 liras for the harem. If you have limited time, skip Harem, palace is nicer, but again if no time, else do both. it is worth it.
sana K
30 June 2017|
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Response from LINChicago | Reviewed this property |
It's 40 YTL, kids under 12 free if they are not Turkish Citizens if they are, under 16 free. The guards ask you a question in Turkish to find out if they are really Turkish or not:)) Turkish citizens can get a Muze Kart for... More