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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 Full Review →

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82
#16 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 54

    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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