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Topkapi Palace

Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Topkapi Palace Museum, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey | Gulhane Park, near Sultanahmet Square, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 522 44 22
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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“holy relics” (134 reviews)
“harem area” (120 reviews)
“ottoman empire” (653 reviews)
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
Sultanahmet
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+90 212 522 44 22
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely beautiful tiles - everywhere, and some amazing stained glass windows. Visit the harem (separate ticket required) or even better buy a museum pass (well worth the money).

Thank Boudica_Blighty
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very fantastic Islamic Heritage ancient fine art Palace a must to see in the best district and beautiful district of Sultan Ahmed in Istanbul for at least 3 to t hours,huge I think of around some 7 hectares extending from Sultan Ahmed to vey...More

Thank _iliswi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Why they don't tell visitor most of palace and harem is under construction ????????? Treasury and clothes part and many part of harem were under construction! 😡

1  Thank nazlibanoo
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is truly amazing, it has a wealth of antiquities, Turkey has so much to offer I love it..

Thank annedriscoll123
Reviewed 2 days ago

having art of Islamic art must visit one time take a guide or you can get there there is speaking device to listen ticket for visit

Thank Imran T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The biggest place on the hill (Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque are the others). Visit and don't forget zo visit the harem.

Thank Ondrej T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Larger than I expected it took a couple of hours slowly strolling around the complex to take it all in. I wouldn't say there was a single outstanding feature, room or view that wowed me but overall it was very interesting and worthwhile. Without adding...More

Thank KS&HC
Reviewed 3 days ago

the palace is huge , wear a comfort sport shoes , remember i warn you , other than that it's wonderful , book the hearing guide

1  Thank AmrHabib
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Topkapi Palace and the Harem as part of a guided tour, but after the harem our guide just left us to make our own way around the rest of the palace. Well worth a visit and if you get a museum pass, entry...More

1  Thank CAPerth
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Over looking the hill and the ocean is the palace. Very nice and big. Also have some treasure you can visit la the stick that Moises have and other ones is always a lot of people.

Thank JRWhite007
Nearby
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
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assilavaezi
2 October 2017|
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Response from ChenYongHann | Reviewed this property |
Hello Assi, buy an Istanbul Card (stored value card) from any train station ..even at Taksim Square metro station. take Funicular tram (single short ride) from Taksim Square metro to Kabatas terminal. at Kabatas, change to... More
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Dina N
14 September 2017|
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Response from Ali A | Reviewed this property |
You can buy the tickets before you enter.. you need either Turkish lira Or credit cards ( visa - master ) Amex is not accepted in most of locations there ..
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RFhussain
16 August 2017|
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Response from mohammed k | Reviewed this property |
food is all bland take some Chile sauce with you
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