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Topkapi Palace

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Sultanahmet
As featured in 3 Days in Istanbul and 24 other guides
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Address: | Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 522 4422
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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This enormous palace was the Imperial residence of Ottoman sultans for...

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.

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Nice place to visit so much history that makes u back to centuries before with details of life that time

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit so much history that makes u back to centuries before with details of life that time

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Thank Diala M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved it very much. Would go again and would tecommend it. Liked their cleanliness. Their strictness and their organised manners to show you around the palace

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful palace with very well preserved artefacts. But be prepared to spend at least half a day here and a long walk!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really interesting the kitchens are large enough to feed 5000 at a time inside the palace the colour of the tiles are fantastic and the harem is unbelievable you can feel the sense of power

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

very beautiful place with interesting architectural structures, we and our friends liked it and i suggest you to go and see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A place with huge history and beautiful place, amazed to see how the rules were able to build such amazing places and different palaces for different times was just a amazing feeling and then so much of Islamic history and articles is work visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing, everything it's beautiful and know all history behind Turkey got me amazed. 100% recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You cannot come to Istanbul and not go to the Topkapi palace. It kept me busy for more than 2 hours and I was amazed in so many ways I can't describe. If you like history and culture I am sure you will love it as well. Definitely best place I have been so far in Istanbul.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a neatest place to visit! I highly recommend it, and I wish I had paid extra to see some of the artifacts they had. It was a beautiful time, and I would recommend reserving 3 hours or so to fully see it all. Don't be dissuaded by the lines!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved the palace it wonderful place you must visit .I loved all areas especially haram and museum .

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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 retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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