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Topkapı Palace

Topkapı Palace (or Topkapı Sarayı) was built in 1459 as the main residence for the Ottoman sultans and served as a home for the royal family until 1853. It was also known as the Seraglio as it housed the female members of the royal family and the Sultan’s concubines. Since the end of the Ottoman Empire in 1923, the building has been used as a museum displaying clothing, manuscripts, and other artifacts from the Ottoman Empire. Visitors can see the museum, the rooms of the Harem, and the Byzantine church, Hagia Irene, which was used as an armory by the Ottomans.
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Topkapi Palace Museum: Skip The Ticket Line

Visit what was the residence of sultans for over 400 years
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Istanbul: Topkapi Palace VIP Tickets

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Our VIP Ticket Service for you: We will personaly meet you at the Topkapi Palace and bring you inside the fastest way. On the way inside we will provide you with essential informations, the Topkapi Palace plan and you can ask your Topkapi Palace guide anything you want to know about the Topkapi Palace or Istanbul. After your guide brought you inside you can discover the Topkapi Palace on your own. Your Advantages:- Avoid the ticket lines at Topkapi Palace- Topkapi Palace ticket is valid all day - Essential informations by local guide- Topkapi Plan plan included- Entrance fee included How it Works:- Meet your Istanbul Welcome Card guide at the Sultan Ahmet Fountain in front of the entrance of the Topkapi Palace- Skip the ticket lines and enter Topkapi Palace without losing time- Daiy meeting times, except Tuesdays at 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00 Save time, don't wait in ticket lines!

Guided Tours

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Topkapi Palace and Harem: Guided Tour with Admission Ticket

Explore Topkapi Palace and its Harem on a 3-hour guided tour. Marvel at its opulence and mystery and learn about this period in Istanbul's history.
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Istanbul Topkapi Palace Guided Tour and Skip The Line

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Skip the line and enter the most important museum of Turkey and the Balkan Peninsula. Enjoy a guided tour inside and see the four courtyard museum including the Audience Hall, High Court, Historical Kitchens, and The Treasury.
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Istanbul: Topkapi Palace and Harem with a Historian Guide

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Discover Topkapi Palace and Harem with a local historian guide and enjoy fast-track entry. Get a real sense of the palace and enjoy the collections and galleries.
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Full Day Istanbul Guided Tour with Lunch

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Istanbul is an incredible city filled with towering mosques, ancient stadiums and grand bazaars. Today you can experience them all on this wonderful guided day tour!
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Istanbul: Guided Landmarks Tour with Entry Tickets & Lunch

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Discover Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey with a deep and rich cultural history. Visit the most attractive locations including Sultanahmet Square, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, and the Grand Bazaar.
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VIP Istanbul Combo Ticket: Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Baslica Cistern

Save time and money with this Istanbul Welcome Card VIP Combo Ticket, enjoy hassle-free access to the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Basilca Cistern and benefit from our licensed guide service.Our VIP Combo Ticket Istanbul Service for you: We will personaly meet you at the museums and bring you inside the fastest way. Inside the museums we will provide you with the most essential information and afterwards you can discover these museums on your own pace as long as you want.Combo Ticket Istanbul is valid for 3 Days:You can come at the available times, to our meeting points and visit with your guide these top museums. Hagia Sophia Times:Daily except Mondays at 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00Topkapi Palace Times:Daily except Tuesdays at 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13.30, 14:30 and 15:30 Basilica Cistern Times:Daily at 09:30, 11:30, 13:30 and 15:30Your Advantages:- Guiding service- Save time and skip the ticket lines

General Information

Opening Hours:

The museum is open every day except Tuesdays. In the summer season (from April 1 to October 2), the museum, harem, and Hagia Irene are open from 9 am to 6.45 pm, with final admission to the museum at 6 pm. In summer the ticket office closes at 6 pm. In winter (from October 3 to March 31), the museum, harem, and Hagia Irene are open from 9 am to 4.45 pm with final admission at 4 pm. The ticket office closes at 4 pm in winter. Different opening times may apply during holidays and religious festivals. The complex is closed on January 1, National Sovereignty and the Children Day, the first day of Ramadan, the 3rd day of Eid al-Adha, and Republic Day (October 29).


Tickets to the museum cost TL 60. Entrance to the Harem costs TL 35, and entrance to Hagia Irene costs TL 30. Entrance is free for Turkish citizens aged 18 or younger or aged 65 or older. Entrance is also free for non-Turkish citizens aged 8 or younger, and disabled visitors of all nationalities. Children under the age of 6 can enter all areas of the complex free of charge with a paying adult.


Topkapı Palace Museum
Cankurtaran Mh.
34122 Fatih/Istanbul

How to get there:

Topkapı Palace can be reached by taking the T1 tramway to Gülhane station, then following the signs through the park. There’s no parking available at the site, but there are private car parks available a short walk from Gülhane Park.
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