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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
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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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Marvellous

Very beautifully built and it looks like heaven. So beautiful it looks. The gates building everything is soo good

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautifully built and it looks like heaven. So beautiful it looks. The gates building everything is soo good

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Salerno, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very rich and historical building full of treasures and historical stuff of the 900 turkish politics

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nothingggggg!!!!! To do there I wasted time and money there, nothing cultural nothing special you just go see rooms with furniture and that's it

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I consider this palace on of the most luxurious and sophisticated places I have visited in Istanbul, just beautiful! The painting, decorations, gardens , furniture, everything is just amazing. It's well organized too , they have a walking tours in your spoken language, which is included in your ticket; inside the building, to give you a brief about it's history.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The palace's front built by Sultan Abdülmecit I extends 600 meters along the European shore of the Bosphorus. It was built between 1843-1855 by Garabet Amira Balyan and his son Nigoğos Balyan, a mixture of European architectural styles And our first leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was died here Very important for me . World knows all about him. He 's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place with history of the past! You have the way ti enjoy beautiful buildings from the previous centuries!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a pity that this palace, though needed for modern ages, replaced the Topkapi Palace. It's too much imitation Versailles. Again: I understand the need for it, but it's too much in many ways. At the same time it is interesting of course, but once you have seen it, you're done. No need to see it a second time (like... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Palace. Probably our best place while visiting Istanbul, to understand the history and specially Ottoman Decadence. as our guide explained

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent view from the palace. Very elegant and unique place highlighting pure glamour. If you have money to spend this is the place to go. One of the beauties in Istanbul with all the style and grandeur you deserve

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When you plan your in Istanbul, you must include Dolmabache Palace in the Tour, ti is very impressive palace, I was with my family and enjoyed the tour and the palace very much. The tour may take more than one hour, Highly recommended.

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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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