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Dolmabahçe Palace Tickets

Witness Ottoman Empire lavishness at Dolmabahçe Palace. Explore grand interiors and enjoy discounted ticket options.

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Efe

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Magnificent Dolmabahce! Highly recommended to those who want to see the rich history of the Ottoman Empire. 5 star goes to lovely guide Guldeniz!
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It was magnificent! It started off with the palace visit. The guide had much knowledge on the historical background and audio guide was helpful inside, did not need to rush in the queue. Cruise was an amazing experience with audio guide and chargeable snacks.
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Palace is astonishing, so much antique in there, very clean and easy walk guidance, chandeliers are to another level. Bosphor cruise, perfectly peacefull, just a small advice for new travellers, if you go afternoon, as you walk in the cruise boat, sit on your right side so you can see everything as guided by the audio and you'll be on a shade the whole time. However, it was worthy every penny.
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Thank you again for great experience. Tour guide and your customer centre was very kind and helpful answering all Our questions. Dolmabahce is amazing palace and i would recommend everyone who come to Istanbul to visit. It's a must.
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The palace is impressive, very beautiful. It was the best out off all seen in Istambul. But, the guide was 30 min late......
Dolmabahce Palace: Skip The Line Ticket With Guided Tour

Dolmabahçe Palace Tickets Guide

Situated along the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, Dolmabahce Palace is Turkey’s largest palace. It is renowned for its opulent Ottoman, Baroque, and Neoclassical architectural styles and its vast gardens. Once the administrative heart of the Ottoman Empire, this 19th-century royal residence is famed for hosting the world’s largest Bohemian crystal chandelier in its Ceremonial Hall. Here is your guide to the best Dolmabahce Palace ticket and tour options, when to visit, what to see, and more.
  • Best suited for: Travellers who have limited time or want to explore at their own pace.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours
With skip-the-line tickets, you can gain direct entry to Dolmabahce Palace. Bypassing long ticket queues gives you more time to explore this royal Ottoman residence, with its splendid architecture, grand halls, luxurious decor, and various administrative and residential buildings.

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  • Best suited for: Travellers who are on a budget or want to visit multiple destinations in a single package.
  • Duration: Varies depending on the combo ticket chosen, typically 2 to 3 hours
With combo tickets, you can cover multiple attractions and experiences with a single ticket, which makes it easier to stick to your vacation budget. Enjoy a comprehensive guided tour of Dolmabahce Palace along with another iconic experience in Istanbul, such as a guided tour of Topkapi Palace or a Bosphorus cruise..

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  • Best suited for: Travellers looking for a comprehensive tour with expert guidance.
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
Immerse yourself in the history of Istanbul and its Ottoman past with a guided tour of Dolmabahce Palace, which is Turkey’s largest royal residence. An expert English-speaking guide will show you around the palace and its harem section, and share fascinating stories about the palace and the people who lived here.

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If you have limited time to spend at Dolmabahce Palace, go for Skip-the-Line Tickets to Dolmabahce Palace with Ottoman Harem Section. You can directly enter the palace without having to wait in long queues, and you can explore it at your own pace with the accompanying audio guide, which is available in 10 languages.
The Combo: Topkapi Palace + Dolmabahce Palace Guided Tours ticket is ideal for you if you are a budget-conscious traveller. It lets you explore two of the most iconic royal palaces in Istanbul with a single ticket.
Take the Highlights Tour of Dolmabahce Palace & Ottoman Harem Section with Skip-the-Line Tickets for a comprehensive tour of the palace. The accompanying expert guide will share fascinating insights into the palace and its wonders, including its 285 rooms, 44 halls, 6 Turkish hammams, over 200 paintings, and its 4.5 tonne crystal chandelier.
Tuesday to Sunday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Last entry: 5.30 PM
Duration of visit: About 2 hours
When is the best time to visit Dolmabahce Palace?
The best months to visit Dolmabahce Palace are March to May, when the weather is pleasant. Visit early on weekday mornings to avoid large crowds and have a comfortable experience.
Address: Visnezade, Dolmabahce Cd., 34357 Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey
Getting there:
  • By Tram: T1
    Nearest tram stop: Kabataş Tramvay istasyonu
  • By Bus: 28, 28T, 30D
    Nearest bus stop: Kabataş
  • By Car: Dolmabahce Palace is 41.2 km away from Istanbul Airport.
    Driving time: 40 minutes
Dolmabahce Palace has two entrances:
  • Imperial Gate or main entrance
  • Gate of the Treasury
  • Book tickets online: Purchase tickets online to avoid long ticket queues and ensure your access to Dolmabahce Palace.
  • Allocate enough time: The Dolmabahçe Palace complex is large and has many buildings, structures, and exhibits. Set aside at least 1 to 2 hours to thoroughly explore it.
  • Guided tours: Consider taking a guided tour to visit all the areas and sections of the palace, which might not be accessible to tourists with standard entry tickets.
  • Wheelchair access: Dolmabahce Palace is accessible by wheelchair.
  • Photography: Photography is not allowed at Dolmabahce Palace.
  • Gift shop: Visitors can purchase souvenirs and other cultural items at the Dolmabahce Palace gift shop, which is located within the palace complex.

Mabeyn-i Humayun

Mabeyn-i Humayun was the venue for the Ottoman Sultans’ state affairs. Its highlight is a stunning crystal staircase. Its luxurious decor, grand chandeliers, carpets, and a Turkish bath offer a glimpse into the Ottoman Empire’s opulence.

Muayede

The Muayede hall is the highest hall in Dolmabahce Palace, boasting a 36-meter-high ceiling supported by 56 columns. Its centerpiece is a dazzling crystal chandelier with 750 lamps, weighing over 4.5 tonnes.

Medhal Hall

Considered Dolmabahce Palace’s main entrance, Medhal Hall today welcomes visitors into the palace. Its historical significance lies in being the gateway to the palace, providing an introduction to the grandeur within..

Atatürk’s Room

Dolmabahce Palace served as former Turkish President Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s final abode. His bedroom holds a clock frozen at 9:05 AM, marking his passing on November 10, 1938. It stands as a fitting tribute to the founder of the Turkish Republic.

Blue Hall

Located in the Dolmabahce Palace harem, the Blue Hall is adorned in distinctive blue hues. It was used for ceremonies and as a place where the Sultan met people. Its rich history and regal atmosphere make it a captivating space within the palace.

Pink Hall

Known in Ottoman times as the Valide Sultan Divanhanesi, the Pink Hall hosted noble female visitors. Adorned with beautiful paintings and covered in a unique Hereke rug, it emanates elegance and offers a glimpse into Ottoman hospitality.

Sufera Hall

Also known as Ambassador Hall, Sufera Hall served as a meeting place for Sultans and dignitaries. Its gold decorations and stunning bohemian chandeliers create an exquisite ambiance in this historically significant space.

Harems

Sultan Abdülmecid’s harem within the palace was a private enclave for family and concubines. Today, it offers insights into the personal life of the Ottoman rulers.

Clock Tower

A neo-Baroque addition by Sultan Abdul Hamid II, the Dolmabahce Palace clock tower, designed by Sarkis Balyan, featured a four-sided structure with a clock imported from France. Today, the original has been replaced by an electric clock.

Dolmabahce Mosque

Commissioned by Sultan Abdülmecid’s mother, this 1855 mosque blends neo-classical, Rococo, and Baroque styles, deviating from traditional Ottoman mosque designs and adding a unique architectural charm.

Dolmabahce Palace Library

Ottoman emperor Abdülmecid II spearheaded the construction of the Dolmabahce Palace library. Today, it houses a vast collection of books from the Ottoman and Ataturk eras.

Traditional Ottoman Architecture

Dolmabahce Palace was built by the Sultans as a symbol of Ottoman grandeur. It seamlessly blends Baroque, Rococo, and neoclassical styles into traditional Ottoman architecture, showcasing the Ottoman Empire’s cultural diversity.

Traditional Ottoman Decor

Dolmabahce Palace is adorned with over 100 kg of gold and crystal, including Proconnesian marble, Egyptian alabaster, and porphyry. It is home to the world’s largest Bohemian crystal chandelier and exquisite Hereke carpets, epitomizing Ottoman opulence.

Where can I buy Dolmabahce Palace tickets?

You can buy your Dolmabahce Palace tickets online, which will save you time by avoiding long ticket queues. You can also plan your visit on your preferred dates.

How much do Dolmabahce Palace tickets cost?

Dolmabahce Palace tickets are available starting from €29.90.

What are the different types of Dolmabahce Palace tickets?

Visitors can choose between skip-the-line tickets, guided tours, and combo tours.

What are the Dolmabahce Palace opening hours?

Dolmabahce Palace is open from 9 AM to 6 PM from Tuesday to Sunday. It is closed on Mondays.

Where is Dolmabahce Palace located?

Dolmabahce Palace is located in Istanbul, on the shores of the Bosphorus Strait.

How do I reach Dolmabahce Palace?

Dolmabahce Palace is accessible by tram, bus, or car.

How much time should I spend exploring Dolmabahce Palace?

Dolmabahce Palace is a large complex with much to see, and one needs around 2 hours to explore it fully.

What is the best time to visit Dolmabahce Palace?

The best months to visit Dolmabahce Palace are from March to May.

Can I take photos at Dolmabahce Palace?

No, unfortunately photography is not permitted at Dolmabahce Palace.

Is Dolmabahce Palace wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Dolmabahce Palace is accessible by wheelchair.

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