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Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul

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This palace is the largest in Turkey with 285 rooms, 46 halls, 6 baths, and 68 toilets. It was also the administrative center for the Ottoman Empire for over 50 years and is quite highly regarded among the Turks. As you walk through the palace, notice the influence of Arabic and Persian culture, which predated the Ottoman Empire. Keep in mind that you cannot see the whole palace; some areas are off limits. Plan to visit Dolmabahce Palace during your Istanbul vacation using our convenient Istanbul online trip itinerary builder.
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  • I recently had the pleasure of visiting Dolmabahce Palace and it was truly an unforgettable experience. From the moment I stepped through the gates, I was struck by the palace's grandeur and... 
    I recently had the pleasure of visiting Dolmabahce Palace and it was truly an unforgettable experience. From the moment I stepped through the gates, I was struck by the palace's grandeur and...  more »
  • My visit was at night, around the gardens, pools and magnificent views. It is a not to miss place on your Istanbul visit, ages of history to discover around. Would like to have another opportunity to....  more
    My visit was at night, around the gardens, pools and magnificent views. It is a not to miss place on your Istanbul visit, ages of history to discover around. Would like to have another opportunity to....  more »
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  • Marvelously, extraordinarily, magnificent !! What a lavish place to visit. The sense of history literally pops out of every single detail in this place. Make sure you're wearing comfy clothes and shoes as the tour may take 4 hours at least! Better to come as early as possible to avoid long ticket lines, or purchase your tickets online. Also, early arrival gives you the advantage of relaxing in the gardens and wander around without having to control time. Loved every single bit of it!
  • I went to this beautiful palace first thing in the morning when it wasn’t so busy. The palace is truly massive and has many rooms, it’s takes about around 1 hour to get around the whole place! Definitely worth a visit but do go early at open time as it will be less crowded!

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