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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 →

  • 58

    Let's Go

    The views are luxurious, the buildings overwhelmingly crafted, and the treasures outrageous. 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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94
#4 in Istanbul

Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 8 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 →

  • 58

    Let's Go

    Brace yourself to be dumped on by history 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 →

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