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Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

 
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Distance from city center: 0.8mi
Torontoguy's pictureby Torontoguy History & Culture travel tip
added on the 1st of October, 2010
Used as the main residence for the Sultan Mehmet II, the Topkapi Palace now is such a major tourist attraction that it is almost very crowded. There are very many people, you have to queue to buy your ticket and sometimes you don't get to see things only from a distance.

Though the whole place has a kind of charm to it, the crowd and the fact that there aren't very many rooms open and the open ones are so scarcely furnished that you may be a bit disappointed when you leave the palace.

A good point on the place is that the terrace is open and you have an amazing vie of the Bosporus. That really makes up to the disadvantages of the palace.

Address:
Gülhane Park, Istanbul Province/Istanbul, Turkey

Price:
20TRL (10 EUR), 15TRL (7.5 EUR) for the Harem.

 
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