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Dolmabahce Palace

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Dolmabahce Palace

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Visnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahce Cd, Istanbul 34357 Turkey
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90-Minute Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

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Join one of the best Bosphorus boat tours in Istanbul and admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective while enjoying the beautiful views of the Orient and the Occident at the same time. <br><br>Your Istanbul Welcome Card Marine Officer will welcome you at the pier and help you on the boat, hand you over our Bosphorus tour plan and explain you what will see on the boat tour. <br><br>Bosphorus Boat Tour<br><br>The Bosphorus is 32km long, separates Europe from Asia and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Cruise along the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe and discover Istanbul tourist attractions, magnificent palaces, ancient castles, and other historical sites, as well as fine seaside residences and the Bosphorus bridge. Furthermore, you will have a glance at the spectacular pieces of authentic civic architecture on the European and Asian coast.<br><br>Our boat is departing hourly, if you should miss your departure time you can join the next departing boat.
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Georgiana A wrote a review Feb 2021
Bucharest, Romania4 contributions
Dolmabahce Palace is one of the most famous palace I've ever visited and I recommended it if you are passionate about history and royal architecture. It is on the seashore with great green gardens and colorful flowers; from there you can see the Asian side, many boats on the great blue of the sea and if you have a sunny day your eyes will notice the contrasting colors (green, blue, white). I also recommend to take an audio guide because that magic place is full of history.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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DenShcrodinger wrote a review Feb 2021
Istanbul, Turkey9 contributions1 helpful vote
This is only my opinion. But I don't know who will exite to pay (about 120 TL - price on date 02.2021) for looking on some hundreds almost similar chairs, tables and some old beds. Another monument to greed - while there was some people dying from starving some sultans wear expensive clothes and buy stuff they don't needjust to proove something to themselves. So do not pay for visit this place - it is totally do not worth it. No photo allowed and no photo you want to take in this place. Palace as building has some preety places thou.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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AnaMariaPete wrote a review Jan 2021
Bucharest, Romania24 contributions10 helpful votes
We visited the Dolmabahce palace as a family. IT is really nice and extensive, lots to see and learn. Get a free audio guide from the entrance (passport or ID needed to get one) as there is a lot of information throughout the palace. No photos allowed inside. If you are travelling with a stroller, there is a special place to leave it outside.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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bjo59 wrote a review Jan 2021
Austin, Texas16 contributions
The rule about not taking photos inside is really a shame as it's impossible to remember everything and give a good account to family members or friends. Other than that was happy that in January, 2021 there was no rule about getting on a provided tour; rather you could have phone like device with recorded information. You can go at your own speed and turn on and off when you feel like it. There are stations in each section of the palace where you can touch the device to the station and the information for that section will begin. It's an interesting attraction especially with regard to the European influenced interior decoration that the last of the Ottoman rulers were into. I don't know if it's because there were so few tourists there due to "covid times" but areas of the palace were blocked off. Topkapi Palace was much more interesting; however Dolmabahçe Palace is worth a visit to see and hear about how the Ottoman elite conducted their lives from the middle of the 19th century through to the end of their rule. Interesting information about the short period of time in which Atatürk lived in the palace as well.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Yuri D wrote a review Jan 2021
St. Petersburg, Russia102 contributions30 helpful votes
To my taste, a better and more interesting place rather than Topkapi Palace. Here more things are available, more well-secured artifacts, more concentrated architecture.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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