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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
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Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey | Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey
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If you are into culture, art and Islamic/Ottoman architecture, this is the best place to see and experience an authentic Turkish architecture. Try to go there during sunny days (if you can) so you can enjoy the yard and beautiful tiles.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marodint
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This former palace of the sultans is actually lots of small buildings. I’d say you’d need at least 2 hours to see the main bits. The harem is the best bit.... especially the modern looking bathrooms, but I think it’s badly sign posted. The entrance...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank J W
Reviewed 2 days ago

If one wants to Know, Feel and Imagine how Ottoman Sultans used to live in Palaces, then Topkapi palace is the best place to visit. Its Big gates, beautiful lawns, different courtyard with different styles of buildings, the walkways, the harem, the museum, the kitchens,the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 935marrib
Reviewed 2 days ago

Topkapi Palace is one of the top sights in Istanbul and no trip to the city would be complete without visiting. It costs 60tl to get in and an additional 35tl to go to the Harem (which you should if you love Iznik tiles). Last...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 48in48europe
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Turkish government should hire some masters of modern museum management to upgrade this beautiful, but basically half empty, half closed complex. The collections are badly lit, badly described, deadish, with zero interactivity or bit of creative approach. The best thing on Topkapi Is the view...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rattle7
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really enjoyed our informative tour of the Topkapi Palace Museum with all it's historical artefacts. The Harem was fascinating.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marie-Lynne B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We purchased museum pass so it was just a short Q. Moreover we visited during winter so less people. You need to at least spend half day to learn and enjoy this place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yusoff N
Reviewed 3 days ago

A trip to Istanbul without seeing Topkapi would be mindboggling. So much history and was amazed at how well it has been preserved

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ydavids
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Topkapi was on some list of places to visit during rain but I was mislead. Most of it is under construction so the vestibules that are open are crowded despite the low season and you have to spend a considerable amount of time outside going...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jusenlijska
Reviewed 3 days ago

Another you cannot go to the old city and not see! Spend the day, have lunch in the many places to eat, stretch out on the lawns and imagine the Ottoman princes walking around 😂

Date of experience: May 2018
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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
11 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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