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Address: Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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+90 212 236 9000
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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 PALACE

an elegance palace lay beside the seashore You'll see the magnificent palace building, nice flower garden with a romantic seashore view

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

an elegance palace lay beside the seashore You'll see the magnificent palace building, nice flower garden with a romantic seashore view

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Atleast sit for 6 hours from afternoon till night. excellent view.Tea etc available near sea side.i want to go again

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So much history to see. Gives a very good insight how the kings used to live. Kids loved it. Very good tours offered

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Extremely luxurious palace, so happy we are able to walk inside. Everyting in it is authentic. One must use plastic covering for our shoes and we are reminded not to touch anything. Pictures are not allowed unfortunately.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take the time to visit this palace. You must go early morning, if there are lots of visitors they can close this palace earlier. If you visited most of things on Sultanahmed, after that you must to visit Dolmabache palace.Wonderful garden and palace, museum of clocks and etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

whether just from the street or a tour this is a sublime architectural wonder. It is not to be missed in my opinion.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Impressive palace very well preserved and maintained.I liked better the Official section of Dolmabahce palace.

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Ermelo, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At first visit the Topkapi palace and after that vidut the Dolmabahce palace. See the differences during the ages and hear the belonging stories. How did the Sultans live and where the tons of gold have been used for!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the second time when we visit this very beautiful place, with Boshporus view and we were again well impressed. In my opinoon, this is a must in Istanbul.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is easy to go there by Tram. No photo taking inside the buildings. No individual visit is allowed in the palace and Harem. There are English and Turkish speaking guided tour in these two places.

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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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