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Dolmabahce Palace

Istanbul 34357, Turkey
+90 212 236 90 00
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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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Istanbul 34357, Turkey
+90 212 236 90 00
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Reviewed today

The palace is really splendid. The room Ataturk died was so dramatic, full of garlands which shows how turkish people love their deceased leader! The garden is very beautiful it has glorious gates to the sea, heavenly view!

Thank Parissa1970
Reviewed yesterday

You can reach this place by less than 10 minute walk from Kabatas metro station. At the entrance gate, you can take Audio guide as free of charge, but remember to bring your ID card or passport, it's necessary to borrow audio guide. There are...More

Thank Afshin F
Reviewed 5 days ago

We liked this, and the audio guide was very nice so we learnt a lot. Very lavish with nice gardens. If short on time, skip the clock, glass and painting museums.

Thank 113alin
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came earlier and there was no crowd, a magnificent palace with beautiful lustrers, on the shore of the Bosphorus, do not miss it.

Thank Lidija L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dinner was hosted on the lawns of the palace . Guest of honour President Erdogan. Beautiful architecture on the Bhosphorus. Great views . Lots of history

Thank Solly S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Rich, luxurious and magnificent palace recalling the last years of the Otoman empire as well as the first years of the Turkish Republic.

Thank Mihaela C
Reviewed 1 week ago

get their early to miss queues, can easily spend 3 or 4 hours walking in building and surrounding grounds

Thank sylhetifua
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dolmabahce Palace is the best Museum in Istanbul. It will take you 3-4 hours to visit it but every minute is worth it.

Thank lavdo
Reviewed 1 week ago

you will find wonderful things to see inside. you will take an audio Bluetooth that will explain every part inside.

Thank dohaelleithy
Reviewed 1 week ago

You are allowed to wonder the beautiful garden areas and take pictures. You are not allowed any videos or pictures inside the Palace. Bring CASH! They do not except the museum pass! I heard the harem is lovely, but I did not bring enough cash...More

Thank Lydia S
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
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Response from KoalaViaggio | Reviewed this property |
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Ashi K
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Response from Ahmad A | Reviewed this property |
take the funikuler from Taksim to Kabatas and then walk from there the palace will be on you right
25 November 2016|
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Response from fikretoguz | Reviewed this property |
yes build by the ottoman empire just before republic of turkey. start 1843 finish 1855