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Dolmabahce Palace

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Dolmabahce Palace

7,810 Reviews
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Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey
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90-Minute Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

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Join one of the best Bosphorus boat tours in Istanbul and admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective while enjoying the beautiful views of the Orient and the Occident at the same time. <br><br>Your Istanbul Welcome Card Marine Officer will welcome you at the pier and help you on the boat, hand you over our Bosphorus tour plan and explain you what will see on the boat tour. <br><br>Bosphorus Boat Tour<br><br>The Bosphorus is 32km long, separates Europe from Asia and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Cruise along the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe and discover Istanbul tourist attractions, magnificent palaces, ancient castles, and other historical sites, as well as fine seaside residences and the Bosphorus bridge. Furthermore, you will have a glance at the spectacular pieces of authentic civic architecture on the European and Asian coast.<br><br>Our boat is departing hourly, if you should miss your departure time you can join the next departing boat.
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bjo59 wrote a review 22 Jan
Austin, Texas17 contributions
The rule about not taking photos inside is really a shame as it's impossible to remember everything and give a good account to family members or friends. Other than that was happy that in January, 2021 there was no rule about getting on a provided tour; rather you could have phone like device with recorded information. You can go at your own speed and turn on and off when you feel like it. There are stations in each section of the palace where you can touch the device to the station and the information for that section will begin. It's an interesting attraction especially with regard to the European influenced interior decoration that the last of the Ottoman rulers were into. I don't know if it's because there were so few tourists there due to "covid times" but areas of the palace were blocked off. Topkapi Palace was much more interesting; however Dolmabahçe Palace is worth a visit to see and hear about how the Ottoman elite conducted their lives from the middle of the 19th century through to the end of their rule. Interesting information about the short period of time in which Atatürk lived in the palace as well.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Yuri D wrote a review 6 Jan
St. Petersburg, Russia102 contributions27 helpful votes
To my taste, a better and more interesting place rather than Topkapi Palace. Here more things are available, more well-secured artifacts, more concentrated architecture.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Wiasy wrote a review Dec 2020
Istanbul, Turkey8 contributions1 helpful vote
Opulent palace with eclectic art pieces, sophisticated carvings and beautiful ceilings. Not to be missed.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Russ Lacuata wrote a review Dec 2020
Long Beach, California8,138 contributions6,247 helpful votes
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Istanbul's first European style palace was one opulent one, excessive in size and filled with gold and crystal. Lavishly decorated with golden gild ceilings. It also has the largest collection of Bohemian and Baccarat crystal chandeliers in the world. Note: Photography is prohibited inside the palace.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Nina wrote a review Dec 2020
Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina1 contribution
Very beautiful place , one of the most beautiful places i have been in Istanbul, whoever said that this place is not worth of visiting does not know what meens traveling,exploring,history and culture. Istanbul see you soon again 🥰
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Date of experience: October 2020
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