Topkapi Palace

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  • Address: Topkapı Sarayı, Cankurtaran Mahallesi, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:45 pm Details
  • Phone: +90-2125120480
  • Ticket Price: 40 TRY
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Palace, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts

Topkapi Palace - Review

This was the promary residence of the Ottoman Kings for 400 years during their six century reign, as well as an important dimplomatic royal entertainment hub. People are drawn here primary by exhibits of items belonging to Prophet Mohammed himself. There’s a room displaying finely crafted Ottoman clocks and watches. Also visit the Treasury, the Kitchen and the Harem rooms. The audio guide is reputedly very good. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Istanbul itinerary 2 days.

Topkapi Palace Information

  • Do check the traditional and precious jewels of the sultan.

Topkapi Palace Ticket Prices

  • Ticket Price for one person for the main entrance is 40 TL except Harem Section.
  • Harem and Halberdiers with Tresses Dormitory Ticket : 25 TL
  • Hagia Irene Ticket: 20 TL
  • Check the official website to check out who all are eligible for free entry. 

Topkapi Palace Hours

Timings mentioned are those of Museum, Harem and Hagia Irene 

  • Winter Season Timings (Between October 26th - April 15th): 9:00 am - 4:45 pm, Ticket booths close at 4:00 pm.
  • Summer Season (Between April 15th - October 26th): 9:00 am - 6:45 pm, Ticket booths close at 6:00 pm.

For museum timings, refer official website.They vary a great deal.

How To reach Topkapi Palace by Public Transport

  • Sirkeci Train Station

Restaurants Near Topkapi Palace

  • Olimpiyat Hotel: Traditional Turkish delight
  • Pamphylia: Modern 7 floors hotel has wide range of food and cuisine
  • Best Town Palace Hotel: Business class hotel

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TripHobo Highlights for Topkapi Palace

  • Topkapi Palace Address: Topkapı Sarayı, Cankurtaran Mahallesi, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Topkapi Palace Contact Number: +90-2125120480
  • Topkapi Palace Timing: 09:00 am - 06:45 pm
  • Topkapi Palace Price: 40 TRY
  • Best time to visit Topkapi Palace(preferred time): 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Topkapi Palace: 04:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Topkapi Palace

  • 84.19% of people who visit Istanbul include Topkapi Palace in their plan

  • 47.28% of people start their Topkapi Palace visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Topkapi Palace

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

66.96% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Topkapi Palace

People normally club together Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Galata Tower while planning their visit to Topkapi Palace.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Topkapi Palace Tour Reviews

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    On 26-Aug-2018

    Very good place

  • A must see site. Do not let the route from one building to another distract you from attention to architectural and ornamental details including calligraphy. It is a pity one is not allowed to take interior photographs. The interior spaces and furniture are as dazzling as the exterior facades and landscape. The complex simply takes you to a different era; that of sultans and their luxurious lives...

  • Beautiful place very well preserved that helps you understand a little but about the sultan's lives and culture. The decoration it's just beautiful, the views to the bosphorus when you reach to the top of the palace it's worth it. During summer it's kind of crowded and gets hot, I believe you can purchase your tickets before. It's big, no photos are allowed inside the certain rooms. The price is among 10 Euros, which I believe it's fair for what you get to see. A lot of the rooms are open, but really it's a must if you are in Istanbul. You get amazed with all the rooms and views, really worth it if you are into beautiful man made places.

  • The buildings are interesting. The yard is vast and beautiful. When you go from one building to another you can enjoy reading the stones if you know ottoman Turkish, or you can sit under a tree to take a rest. It takes five hours to sea all the museum. At the end of the day your legs will be so tired. The museums are full of gifts of England, France, Italy and other countries. The jewellery is fantastic. The clocks, crowns, guns, swords are amazing!!

  • Topkapi is top place to visit if you're in Istanbul. Very much preserved palace with historical artifacts, take you back in time of ottomans to there way of living with bit of insight of history. Highly recommended for all ages and all sort of back grounds. I Will recommend buying 5 day museum pass for 125 TL which will cover all the museums

  • One of the best tourist places I liked in Istanbul. There is museum too In which several arts pieces and historical things are placed. One bad thing is this that it is closed at 6 pm. So you need to be there earlier in the day time. They provide a package which costs 150 lira for 5 days. You can daily visit by taking that.

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    • Topkapi Palace is one of the best things to do in Istanbul. It is located at this address - Topkapı Sarayı, Cankurtaran Mahallesi, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul.

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