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Topkapi Palace

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Beylerbeyi Palace

Both Topkapi Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace are highly recommended by those who travel for a living. Overall, Topkapi Palace is the choice of most professionals compared to Beylerbeyi Palace. Topkapi Palace has a TripExpert Score of 97 with accolades from 9 publications such as concierge.com, Afar Magazine and Fodor's.

Both Topkapi Palace and Beylerbeyi Palace are highly recommended by those who travel for a living. Overall, Topkapi Palace is the choice of most professionals compared to Beylerbeyi Palace. Topkapi Palace has a TripExpert Score of 97 with accolades from 9 publications such as concierge.com, Afar Magazine and Fodor's.

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. The Harem of the palace was home to the Sultan's mother, his concubines, wives,... Full Review →

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82
#19 in Istanbul

Abdullah Aga Caddesi, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's

    Like a mini-Dolmabahçe that incorporates a similarly eclectic mix of European and Turkish styles but is smaller, less grandiose, and has more of a personal feel. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    The grounds contain sumptuous pavilions and kiosks, including the Stable Pavilion, where the imperial stud was kept. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Under the bridge on the European shore is the green-and-cream-coloured Balyan Usta Yalı , built in the 1860s by architect Sarkis Balyan. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    This palace is one of the architectural fantasies of the last sultans. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    This former summer palace, clad in marble and surrounded by gardens, was built in 1865 for the Sultan Abdülaziz (1830-1876) and hosted guests such as Empress Eugénie of France. Full Review →

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