Dolmabahce PalaceCurrently Closed
- Address: Dolmabahce Cad., 34357 Besiktas, Turkey, Istanbul
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +90-2122369000
- Ticket Price: 30 TRY
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture
Constructed in the 1850’s at a cost of 35000 tonnes of gold at the time of its construction, this palace had been home to six sultans over the years. It’s the biggest palace in the city, covering over an area of about 110000 square metres. Visit to appreciate the sheer opulence of the palace. The world's largest Bohemian crystal chandelier is here. Rooms are lavishly decorated in gold leaf, silk, carpets and rugs. Lovely gardens abound, as does a massive statesroom. It’s been said that it’s better to book a private tour to go through the palace so that you may come to know of the significance of various sections of the site. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Istanbul itinerary 2 days.
- Rush to the ticket counter one hour before the closing time.
- Carry extra cash as the counter accepts only cash.
- Your tour to palace would be admitted with a guide.
- Please note that waiting time can extend.
- Bring hats, jackets, sun blocks along with you as there is no shade around the ticket counter.
- It would be more beneficial if you can get a ferry.
- Adult: 30 TL
- Harem: 20 TL
- Common Ticket for both: 40 TL
- Closed on first days of religious holidays.
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58.38% of people who visit Istanbul include Dolmabahce Palace in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
42.35% of people start their Dolmabahce Palace visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Dolmabahce Palace
92.83% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dolmabahce Palace
The palace is great. The interior and furniture are amazing. There is an audio guide. But: the big lines to get the tickets, our audio guide had issues with wires (lost signal), there is no good order in control points (the audio guide automatically switch to next track when you are near the control point). The control points may jump missing some numbers that breaks chronology. And the big disappointment for me was prohibition to take photos.. But overall this place is good to see, adds some knowledge about that period of Turkish history.
Takes you back to that time.. you'll catch yourself admiring everything you lay eye on..lovely furniture.. cool ceilings.. fancy curtains and decorations all over.. and we absolutely loved the glass lookout room! And the view of the sea is just perfect outside the palace.. you'll love it
This is a must see! - get the free audio guide at the entrance. It’s beautiful. I can come here again and again. Beginning of the day is better- lines can be brutal as the day goes on. They only let a certain amount in at a time.
WOW! This is a must go to palace. See how sultan lived in the 18 and 19 hundreds. Gorgeous views, rooms, artifacts, and furniture. Highly recommend the audio with history of each room or a guided tour with a knowledgeable guide. Live the sultan life for a few minutes but remember that pictures are prohibited unfortunately. This place is called little Versailles for a very good reason. With the view of the water and the other side of Istanbul, I actually found this place better than Versailles itself.
Great visit in one of the main monuments of Istanbul. Beautiful modern-style palace with a practical one-way path that leads you through all the rooms. Very strongly recommend you get an audio guide since there are NO information panels, hence the 4 stars. Also, for preservation reasons, you are not allowed to take photos in the inside of the palace (the outside & gardens are alright), but if you do want to sneak some photos make SURE that your flash is off so as not to damage any paint/mosaic. Note that your museum card will not work in Dolmabahçe, so you will have to pay for your ticket! (About 90 liras per adult)