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Topkapi Palace

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Galata Tower

Both Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower are endorsed by expert writers. Overall, Topkapi Palace ranks significantly better than Galata Tower. Topkapi Palace is ranked #1 in Istanbul with recommendations from 9 publications such as Let's Go, Afar Magazine and Lonely Planet.

Both Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower are endorsed by expert writers. Overall, Topkapi Palace ranks significantly better than Galata Tower. Topkapi Palace is ranked #1 in Istanbul with recommendations from 9 publications such as Let's Go, Afar Magazine and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Istanbul
location

Babıhümayun Caddesi , Istanbul, Turkey

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

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

  • 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 →

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83
#12 in Istanbul

Buyuk Hendek Cad., Istanbul, Turkey

  • 6 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    On the 21 March, I climbed the Galata Tower to see if a 470 year old Istanbul love story was true. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    The hillside location provided good defense, as well as a perch from which to monitor the comings and goings of vessels in the sea lanes below. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 35

    The neighborhood of Galata, located on a steep hump of land north of the Golden Horn and historic peninsula, actually sits on the earliest foundations of the city. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Constructed in 1348, it was the tallest structure in the city for centuries, and it still dominates the skyline north of the Golden Horn. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 53

    A district full of life on the banks of the Bosphorus, culminating in the 68m-high Galata Tower... delightful 360° view. Full Review →

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