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Dolmabahce Palace

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This palace was built in the mid 1800s to replace an earlier structure that was made of wood. The new palace incorporated sixteen separate buildings with stables, a flour mill and a clock tower among them.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Istanbul 34357, Turkey
+90 212 236 90 00
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the highlight of my trip. No pictures allowed but a free audio guide is offered at the entrance which you’d be silly not to take. Your ID/passport is required as a deposit for the audio set. This place will take your breath away!

Thank NabeelaS26
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is very good l didnt give 5 bicaos there was not clean but u need to see there i will go back if l find time

Thank yakup A
Reviewed 2 days ago

History of Turkey and the building of the country. How sophisticated nation this country is. The 4 tons chandelier is just impressive. Beautiful from start to end of visit. You do not want to miss on this one. Long lines but affordable entrance fees

Thank peterE1618MS
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I personally liked this place so much that I kept looking at the photos. It's beautiful palace with history. *Lifestyle of sultans can be seen and as many belongings of them like their paintings. *Unfortunately you can't use camera inside the palace. *I recommend that...More

Thank Hananeh H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this tour. There were really really impressive atras of the hotel mainly that Grand imposing staircase which leads to the open glass pavillion and the main reception with the really large chandelier. It was very hot during september so wear comfortable clothes....More

Thank CRL12377
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic palace complex. Closes at 16.00 pm, so dont go after 14.00 if you want to see everything. Has a great cafe near the entrance. Reachable with tram to Kabataş.

Thank Murat T
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Dolmabahce Palace is absolutely gorgeous! Really truly amazing! A few of the rooms actually shock you when you enter and you can't even move forward hypnotised by such incredible beauty and splendour. There you will see one of the largest chandeliers in the world,...More

Thank dalilali
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This Palace shows excatly how extravagant and luxurious the life of the latest Ottoman Sultans was. No photography is allowed inside and visitors cover their feet to protect the centries-old carpets. The Palace has the largest ball-room and one of the biggest Chandeliers in the...More

Thank Raya K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must seen place in Istanbul. Historically amazing and very luxurious. A trip inside is so valuable. Really amazing place from inside and out so as its view on the sea. Breath taking place.

Thank nadimazaabalawi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This palace is simply mind blowing so well preserved and grand it’s just amazing. So much rich history to experience walking through the tour every room and hall is just amazing. If you in Istanbul it’s a must see.

Thank Maninawaz
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3 September 2018|
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Response from Dalia A | Reviewed this property |
No , you buy the tickets there if required on the gate. Some places also do not require any fees to enter.
ruba t
3 August 2018|
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Response from Sunil Hanim J | Reviewed this property |
It’s online to book in advance
Salman K
28 July 2018|
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Response from Chanda F | Reviewed this property |
No reservation needed; arrive early (before they open at 9) to get in line. The lines fill up quickly and Dolmabahce is not part of the museum card. Enjoy!