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Topkapi Palace

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Suleymaniye Mosque

Both Topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Mosque are praised by professionals. Overall, Topkapi Palace ranks slightly higher than Suleymaniye Mosque. Topkapi Palace scores 97 with praise from 9 reviewers like Lonely Planet, Michelin Guide and Afar Magazine.

Both Topkapi Palace and Suleymaniye Mosque are praised by professionals. Overall, Topkapi Palace ranks slightly higher than Suleymaniye Mosque. Topkapi Palace scores 97 with praise from 9 reviewers like Lonely Planet, Michelin Guide 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 →

  • 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 →

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95
#2 in Istanbul

Mimar Sinan Cd, Suleymaniye Mh, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 7 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Escape the Sultanahmet crowds and head for this impressive and undervisited complex, just a short walk past the University from the back of the Grand Bazaar.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Perched on a hilltop opposite Istanbul University, Süleymaniye Camii is perhaps the most magnificent mosque in Istanbul and is considered one of the architect Sinan's masterpieces. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    Perched on one of the seven hills of Istanbul and dominating the skyline, this complex is considered to be Sinan's masterpiece as much as the grand monument to Süleyman's reign. Full Review →

  • 58

    Let's Go

    With the highest dome in the city, this mosque represents Ottoman architecture at its innovative best. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The Süleymaniye crowns one of the seven hills dominating the Golden Horn and provides a magnificent landmark for the entire city. Full Review →

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