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The Dolmabahce Palace is one of the most beautiful and famous palaces in Turkey. It is located on the banks of the Bosphorus Strait, between the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. The palace was built between 1843 and 1856 by architect Karabet Balyan for Sultan Abdulmecid I. It served as the main residence of the Ottoman Sultans from 1856 to 1922. When in Istanbul don’t miss out on catching the largest palace in Turkey. Book your Dolmabahce Palace Tickets and experience the true traditional Ottoman architecture!

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Dolmabahce Palace Tickets Highlights

  • Dolmabahce Palace is an Istanbul landmark and the best-preserved Ottoman palace in Istanbul.
  • It was built by order of Sultan Abdulmecid between 1843 and 1856, during the last period of Ottoman imperial rule.
  • For your entrance ticket, you will have a licensed English-speaking guide to show you around and tell you all about the history of this beautiful place.
  • The world's most breathtaking collection of Baccarat and Bohemian chandeliers, including the biggest Bohemian chandelier ever.
  • The Palace provides a guided tour with an informative narrative of the gallery's history, architecture, and furniture.
  • The Palace stays open throughout the week but remains closed on Mondays.

What To Expect

Dolmabahce Palace is one of the most famous landmarks in Istanbul. It was built as a royal residence for the Ottoman sultans. The design of the Dolmabahce Palace is an eclectic mix of Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical styles blended with traditional Ottoman architecture. The palace contains 285 rooms, 43 bathrooms, and 68 toilets, as well as six Hamams (Turkish baths), a library, and a mosque. Located on the banks of the Bosphorus Strait, it is one of the largest palaces in Europe and served as the main residence of the Ottoman Sultans for nearly 150 years.

The palace includes three main divisions: Selamlik or Mabeyn-i Humayun (Administrative quarters), Muayede Salonu (Ceremonial Hall), and Harem-i Humayun (Imperial Harem).

The construction of the Dolmabahce Palace was an impressive undertaking – it cost the equivalent of 5 million Ottoman gold lira which means about thirty-five tonnes of gold.

The Dolmabahce Palace is the last, biggest, and most costly royal residence of the sultans and the imperial family of the Ottoman Empire. It’s worth exploring if you have the chance.

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  • You will receive a confirmation of the booked tour within 30 minutes of the booking request on your email.
  • In case you do not receive any confirmation on our end, please check your spam folder or notify us via our email address.

Insider Tips

  • Dolmabahce Palace was so named because of its beautiful gardens. The inside and outside of the palace are filled with different flowers.
  • With the Dolmabahce Palace tickets, you'll be able to enjoy the amazing views of the gardens and beyond.
  • The best time to visit the palace is from 10 am to 2 pm.
  • Summer and Autumn are the best seasons to visit and admire the palace’s glory to the fullest.
  • During Summers the region temperatures are ideally 18 degrees to 35 degrees ( March to May).
  • Sept-Nov(Autumn) is an off-tourist season and ideal for people who want to avoid the rush.

Additional Information

  • The palace has more than 200 rooms, 40+ halls, roughly 70 toilets and 6 Turkish baths.
  • The word "Dolmabahce" itself means ‘filled-in garden’ – where previous sultans had filled in a little cove to create a royal park.
  • Dolmabahce Palace’s ceilings are gilded with 14 tonnes of gold leaf.
  • The last 6 sultans of the Ottoman Empire spent their lives in this palace.

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Entry & Services:

  • Private tours of Dolmabahce Palace are available every day except Mondays and Thursdays.
  • You can visit the Selamlik (Official Part) or include Harem (Privy Chambers). Admission fees are separate for each.
  • To visit the palace, reservations are required.
  • There are audio guides for groups between five to 15 people
  • A headset is provided for groups of more than 15 people.

Tickets Information:

  • The one-hour Admission Ticket only includes the Dolmabahce Palace.
  • The Dolmabahce Palace tickets do not include Imperial Harem and Clock Museum.
  • A Professional English speaking guide is provided

Covid 19 Guidelines:

  • Travelers in public areas must wear face masks.
  • Guides in public areas must wear face masks.
  • Hand sanitizer is available to travelers and staff.
  • Social distancing is enforced throughout the experience.
  • Staff is monitored for temperature regularly.
  • Temperature checks are enforced for all travelers on arrival.
  • The paid stay-at-home policy is in effect for any staff member who displays symptoms.

How To Use

  • You simply have to show your ticket to the tour guide at the start of your activity.

Address

  • Visnezade, Dolmabahce Cd., 34357 Besiktas/Istanbul, Turkey

How To Get There

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By Tram: Take the tram (T1 line) to Kabatas station, the line's end. From Kabatas tram station, you will see a gas station. Cross the road and continue in that direction for 5 minutes. 

By Funicular: Use the F1 Funicular line from Taksim Square to Kabatas. Then from Kabatas tram station, you will see a gas station on the other side of the road. Cross the road, and continue in that direction for 5 minutes to get to the Dolmabahce Palace.

FAQs

The Dolmabahce Palace is open to visitors all week from 09:00 PM to 04:00 AM except Mondays.

Yes, you can go inside the Dolmabahce Palace with the Dolmabahce Palace tickets which include a 1-hour tour of the museum.

Dolmabahce Palace, located on the European coast of the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey, served as the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans from 1856 to 1924. The palace was commissioned by Sultan Abdülmecid I and built by the Garabet Balyan over fifteen years starting in 1843.

The Dolmabahce Palace tickets include a one-hour tour of the Dolmabahce Palace. But, an intensive tour of all the four parts of the Palace will take at least 2-3 hours.

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