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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Istanbul 34357, Turkey
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Reviewed today via mobile

This palace is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Vey nice interior, as well as exterior. Special part are hamam, carpet 120m2 and crystal chandelier. I really enjoyed the visit.

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Reviewed today via mobile

Dolmabahce palace is an extremely well preserved building, it gives you a real feel of Sultan life. I arrived from Sulthanamet by tram T1. Get off at the last stop and walk less than 10 minutes. I paid 60 TL for the palace and 30TL...More

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Reviewed yesterday

I don't think I've previously ever written a review for a museum/palace - but the Dolmabahce deserves to be much higher ranked than it is. An awe inspiring palace that is beautifully preserved. I cannot say enough positive about it -- the final grand reception...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great chance to start your Istanbul experience. Great to get into the culture and history of such a beautiful city. Situated in a beautiful spot you could spend a while here and take in everything you learn!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dolmabache might not be on the top of the tourism circuit of Istanbul and would be coming as a choice after Topkapi palace, Hagia Sofia or blue mosque, but my personal choice would rank it above all of them. The palace is preserved in its...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Go there see the one of the most beautiful palace in the world. There are free tours if you can catch which are in turkish,english and german. I suggest it otherwise it becomes any regular palace with a wonderful scene

Thank Burcu A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a half-day exploring the palace and touring the spectacular gardens. The palace and grounds are magnificent, vast and exquisite. The rooms and halls are stunning. Worth a visit to this beautiful place with so much significance to Istanbul's history. We were lucky to...More

Thank mannyk329
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the best place in Istanbul, it is sooooo beautiful and worth to see. Very good place to take good pictures

Thank melmiii
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great Palace to visit take your time and revisit the magnificence of a past era. The Dolmabahce Palace Gray Line tour 6 that we took was too rushed.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow what a place proper historic turkey. Guided tour is excellent no pictures are allowed to be taken but a must see is all the chandeliers. The main chandelier is in the main room and it's stunning. Honestly very much worth a visit you will...More

Thank Simedut
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Ashi K
12 September 2017|
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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 KoalaViaggio | Reviewed this property |
Take the Tram F1 from Taksim Square and get off the tram on Kabatas station from which you can go to the Dolmabahce Palace by walking for around 500 meters.
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Abdullahkhan98
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
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