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Topkapi Palace

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Istanbul Modern Museum

Both are rated highly by those who travel for a living. Overall, Topkapi Palace scores significantly higher than Istanbul Modern Museum. Topkapi Palace comes in at #1 in Istanbul with praise from 9 reviewers like Travel + Leisure, Frommer's and Afar Magazine.

Both are rated highly by those who travel for a living. Overall, Topkapi Palace scores significantly higher than Istanbul Modern Museum. Topkapi Palace comes in at #1 in Istanbul with praise from 9 reviewers like Travel + Leisure, Frommer's and Afar Magazine.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Istanbul
location

Babıhümayun Caddesi , Istanbul, Turkey

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    If you're stuck for time, limit yourself to the main palace and the harem, the most intimate and personal rooms used by the sultans and their many, many women.

  • 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 →

  • 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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89
#9 in Istanbul

Meclis-i Mebusan Caddesi, Liman Isletmeleri Sahasi Antrepo No: 4, Istanbul 34433 , Turkey

  • 6 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Housed in a superb old dockside warehouse—very much in keeping with the industrial aesthetic of the Tate Modern in London—the Istanbul Modern opened to much excitement in December 2004.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The permanent collection tells the story of modern Turkish art... while a top-notch program of temporary exhibitions features significant local and international contemporary artists. Full Review →

  • 58

    Let's Go

    Though almost every corner in Beyoğlu has its own gallery, Istanbul Modern is the place to get a taste (or a filling meal for the soul) of the city’s contemporary scene Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Its stunning location on the shores of the Bosphorus and its extensive collection of Turkish 20th-century art make it well worth a visit. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    The Museum of Modern Art of Istanbul, which occupies a former customs' warehouse on the banks of the Bosphorus, was designed by architect Monica Bonvicini. Full Review →

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