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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Istanbul 34357, Turkey
+90 212 236 90 00
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Reviewed yesterday

This palace is set in a beautiful place. I loved it as I so admire Mustafa Kamal Ataturk, the Founder of the Modern Turkish Republic, he was one of the most gifted leaders of the modern world.

Thank annedriscoll123
Reviewed 2 days ago

The luxurious palace of the various sultans is only open on certain days of the week. It was disappointing that the tour of the palace is only of the reception rooms and was rather rushed.

Thank Olga L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easily accessed from the tram, we were fortunate in being able to join an English language tour just as we arrived (otherwise we would have had to wait up to an hour for the next one). Are several ticket options available - we took the...More

Thank CAPerth
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Incredible historical place which you have to visit if you are in Istanbul just 10 minutes away from Taxim(central,popular area) .

Thank DeniZhelyazkova
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a palace you can feel the history of the ottoman Empire . This Palace is located neat Kabatas . You can reach Kabatas by Funikoler ( Metro F1 ) from Taksim Square and then 5 minutes walk from Kabatas to Dolmabahce Palace. There,...More

Thank Elinjoun
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This palace is magnificent and built to rival some of the best that Europe can offer. A big tip is that you need a guided tour to understand how each of the rooms were used by the sultan. Unfortunately no photo's are allowed inside the...More

Thank Superpear
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

so fancy palace u will enjoy the ceiling drawings its amazing from inside , it needs about 3 hours to c everything and sit in the garden and enjoy royalty

Thank Sarah Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Frankly I thought this was the nicest building in istanbul, it's 60 t l to see all 3 buildings, (Cash only ). I think building this palace the sultan bankrupted the country , Be sure to see the harem , there is also a paintings...More

Thank josepht305
Reviewed 1 week ago

A true place to experience the history of the ottoman Empire. You can't take photos inside the palace, but I promise the experience is so worth it. A guide is provided for free inside the palace once you buy your ticket.

Thank Moe C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is incredible, as well as the interior. The palace provide guide who explains all rooms, interiors, and traditions.

Thank Ibtissam A
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Ashi K
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Response from KoalaViaggio | Reviewed this property |
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Ashi K
12 September 2017|
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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