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Address: Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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+90 212 236 9000
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09:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This palace was built in the mid 1800s to replace an earlier structure that...

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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A MUST VISIT attraction. Easily accessible and very nice place. You could indulge in the explanation of the guide and imagine the way the sultans were living with their families... read more

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A MUST VISIT attraction. Easily accessible and very nice place. You could indulge in the explanation of the guide and imagine the way the sultans were living with their families. Very rich in culture and history. Make sure you visit when in Istanbul

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The most beautiful of all the palaces/mosques...hands down !! But they do not allow to take photographs inside...this is a MUST SEE location if you are visiting Istanbul

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although some tour packages do not include this , but it is not to be missed, built in victorian style was the second palace of ottomans after topkapi. If you want to visit this palace, i would suggest that you buy the tickets for whole of the palace. Photography is not allowed inside the palace building, tourists cant see the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dolmabahce Palace located in the European side of Istanbul very nice place to visit with reasonable tickets price it does not open every day you can reach there easily using taxi , bus , or tram it is 5 minutes walking from capatge station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stunning palace interiors, the best I have seen in my travels all over the world. Some may think it is over the top, but most palaces are vanity exercises which are meant to flaunt wealth and power. You cannot take photos of the interiors, so make sure to buy a book at the end of the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As I read and saw, it is one of the most glamorous palaces in the world. A must see, we were escorted by a guide and had a delightful and educational experience. Everything, the decoration, marble, chandeliers, rooms, paintings, carpets are amazing. Visit and judge for yourself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Would you like to see luxurious rooms? Gigantic chandeliers? This is the castle for you. We were escorted from one room to another, and from one fascinating item to the other. This is a must see. They don't allow you to take pictures inside - which is fine. It helps you enjoy the moment. However, you can take pictures in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place of history we love it a lot also the harem wonderful palace . We visited the glass section which was beautiful its a masterpiece .to add on we saw the clock section which was from the 1900s I wanted all the clocks they looked amazing

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

its location is outstanding and the architecture of the building is archaic so it attracts visitors attention

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though the photo is prohibited inside the palace, I enjoyed visiting this great place. Really stunning decoration. There's only 1 building but there are many different rooms to explore.

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Besiktas
In Besiktas, skyscrapers compete with palaces for space in an upscale vista replete with hilly green parkland filling in the margins. Step into this rather wealthy neighbourhood and discover a rich mix of opportunities to shop, dine, and be entertained. For folks in search of urban buzz, not to mention a constant reminder of just how important Istanbul’s waterways are to its rich history, there's the frenetic Besiktas ferry terminal or the city’s most vibrant fish market to explore. For a timeout of metropolitan proportions, head to the bucolic Yildiz Park or the chic Bosphorus-side fishing village of Ortakoy. Attractions such as the grandiose Dolmabahce Palace and a bevy of other stately residences await admiration. To be sure, this large and not overly touristy swath of Istanbul yields plenty of pleasure for all.
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