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Topkapi Palace

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Istanbul Archaeological Museums

Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Archaeological Museums are both endorsed by writers. On balance, Topkapi Palace scores significantly higher than Istanbul Archaeological Museums. Topkapi Palace comes in at #1 in Istanbul with accolades from 9 reviewers including Afar Magazine, Afar Magazine and Lonely Planet.

Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Archaeological Museums are both endorsed by writers. On balance, Topkapi Palace scores significantly higher than Istanbul Archaeological Museums. Topkapi Palace comes in at #1 in Istanbul with accolades from 9 reviewers including Afar Magazine, Afar Magazine and Lonely Planet.

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 →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    Though it served as the royal residence and seat of the Ottoman Empire for nearly four centuries, this palace isn’t the mighty pleasure dome that many visitors expect. Full Review →

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93
#4 in Istanbul

Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 7 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Step into this vast repository of spectacular finds... to get a head-spinning look at the civilizations that have thrived for thousands of years in and around Turkey. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    The Istanbul Archaeology Museum is housed in three buildings just inside the first court of Topkapi Palace and includes the Museum of the Ancient Orient. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    It may not pull the number of visitors that flock to nearby Topkapı, but this superb museum complex shouldn't be missed. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    This highly comprehensive museum is dedicated to Antiquity. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    One of the most interesting pieces is the famous Treaty of Kadesh (found at Bogazköy), agreed between Hittites and Egyptians in 1269 BC. Full Review →

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