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Topkapi Palace

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Balik Pazari

Both Topkapi Palace and Balik Pazari are praised by writers. On balance, Topkapi Palace scores significantly better than Balik Pazari. Topkapi Palace has a TripExpert Score of 97 with accolades from 9 publications like Frommer's, Michelin Guide and Afar Magazine.

Both Topkapi Palace and Balik Pazari are praised by writers. On balance, Topkapi Palace scores significantly better than Balik Pazari. Topkapi Palace has a TripExpert Score of 97 with accolades from 9 publications like Frommer's, Michelin Guide and Afar Magazine.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Istanbul
location

Babıhümayun Caddesi , Istanbul, Turkey

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Few other royal residences match this hilltop compound when it comes to mystery, intrigue, and the lavish intricacies of court life. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Topkapi Palace should be at the top of the list for anyone interested in the vast and exotic world behind the seraglio walls. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    This opulent palace complex is the subject of more colourful stories than most of the world's royal residences put together. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    In the harem of Topkapi Palace visitors are plunged into a mythical Orient of a thousand and one treasures and as many fantasies. Full Review →

  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    Topkapi Palace was where the Sultans lived for most of their 600 year rule over the Ottoman Empire Full Review →

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#19 in Istanbul

Balikpazari, İstiklal Caddesi, İstanbul Turkey

  • 4 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    Located just off İstiklal Caddesi next to the entrance to the Çiçek Pasajı, the Balık Pazarı is a bustling labyrinth of streets filled with stands. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    This fish market is a colorful cluster of much more than just fishmongers. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Many of the shops have been here for close on a century and have extremely loyal clienteles – check out Sütte Şarküteri for its delicious charcuterie. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    A feast of Rococo architecture, the 19C Flower Passage (Çiçek Pasaji in Turkish) has retained its full charm. Full Review →

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