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Skip The Line Tickets to Dolmabahce Palace with Harem Section and Audio Guide

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  • Enjoy fast track entry into the Dolmabache Palace with guided orientation and audio tour of the interior.
  • Join the major league with VIP tickets to Dolmabahçe Palace.
  • Save up to 2 hours of precious time by skipping the long lines.
  • Enjoy a 15min orientation tour in the garden with an expert English-speaking guide.
  • Receive your audio guide in 10 languages and tour the interiors at your own pace.
  • Spend time exploring the palace that was home to the last 6 sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Set along the shimmering waters of the Bosphorus, the Dolmabahce Palace offers much charm and sophistication upon first sight.
  • After skipping past ticketing queues, head right into the striking and ever-posh palace to begin your tour.
  • Follow around your tour guide, who will explain everything you see along the way, while giving you a deeper insight into Turkish history.
  • This palace has 285 rooms, 44 halls, 68 toilets, and six hammams (or Turkish baths).
  • As you waltz through the palace from one end to the other, notice lavish furnishings, remarkable artwork, and other hidden treasures.
  • Notice the 4.5-tonne crystal chandelier located in the Grand Ceremonial Hall, one of the world’s largest chandeliers.
  • Intrigue at the outstanding architecture of the palace: a brilliant blend of traditional Ottoman and Western European.
  • Ages 2yrs and below go free. Ages 3-7yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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  • Take your time to explore the Turkish metropolis with a 7-day validity from first use.
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  • Enjoy English-guided/audio-guided tours of ancient sights like Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and the Basilica Cistern, depending on the option chosen.
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  • Visit top attractions like Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, and more.
  • Enjoy perks like skip-the-line access, guided tours, cruises, and a hop-on-hop-off bus tour.
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  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Visiting the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul, the Ottoman Empire’s Administrative Center

Once the home of Ottoman Sultans, Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul is the largest palace in Turkey. Located in the Beşiktaş district on the European coast of Bosporus Strait, the massive, 258-room administrative center is a compelling architectural masterpiece influenced by traditional Turkish, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical styles. The construction began in 1843 during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecid I. Three architects were involved in the project, and the empire razed Beşiktaş Sahil Palace to construct the new Dolmabahce Palace. Keep reading to learn more such fascinating facts and history of the Dolmabahce Palace, Dolmabahce Palace ticket information, and other details that can help you plan your visit.

Why Visit Dolmabahce Palace?

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  • Largest Palace in Turkey: Dolmabahce Palace occupies a massive 45,000 square meter area. The palace has 258 rooms and 46 halls. The Dolmabahce is the biggest palace in Turkey, which also happens to be a monoblock building, 
  • Official Residence of Six Sultans: Six Sultans and a Caliph occupied the palace, and the palace has been in use as the official residence of Sultans from 1856 to its eventual decline in 1924.
  • Ottoman Architecture: Dolmabahce Palace stands as a true example of traditional Ottoman architecture, with a hall in the middle and rooms surrounding it, attracting historians and visitors worldwide.
  • Structures Of Gold: Dolmabahce Palace was one of the most expensive projects in the Ottoman era. The ceiling of the palace is made of 14 tons of gold, while multiple other palace structures too are made or decorated with expensive materials.
  • Queen Victoria Chandelier: One of the most striking objects in Dolmabahce Palace is the beautiful bohemian crystal chandelier which was initially thought to be gifted by Britain’s Queen Victoria. But later, a receipt was found in 2006, which stated that a payment was made by the Sultan for the beautiful chandelier.
  • Invaluable Paintings: Dolmabahce Palace houses hundreds of paintings by Turkish and Western artists, which can be admired by visitors.

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  • With the Istanbul Cards & Passes, get to enjoy facilities like skip-the-line access, guided tours, cruises, a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, etc.
  • The Istanbul Cards & Passes serve as a time and money-saving option for tourists looking to make the most of their visit to Istanbul as you get access to multiple attractions, discounts on local services and public transportation, and several other facilities. For more information, make sure to check the ticket details before purchasing.

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What Is the Best Way to Buy Dolmabahce Palace Tickets?

To gain access to Dolmabahce Palace, visitors need to buy tickets. Being a popular landmark that has historical value, Dolmabahce Palace attracts tourists from all over the world. To guarantee your entry to the attraction and to make your transaction an easy process, it is always recommended to book your tickets online.

  • Advance Booking: By purchasing your tickets online, you can book your slots in advance and thus confirm your access to the popular attraction, eliminating your worries of being denied access due to tickets being sold out.
  • Convenience: Purchasing Dolmabahce Palace tickets online help you avoid queuing up in front of the ticket counters and save time. By booking online, you can choose your ticket with your preferred features and avail of the service of an audio guide and English-speaking guide for an orientation tour of the garden.
  • Discounts: Buy Dolmabahce Palace tickets online to get exclusive discounts and discounts. 
  • Super Flexible Cancellation Policy: Unsure about your visit? No worries, book your tickets online and enjoy the super flexible cancellation policy, thanks to which you can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Dolmabahce Palace Highlights

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Mabeyn-i Humayun

Ottoman Sultans used Mabeyn-i Humayun to discuss state affairs. The complex contains more than a single floor. The most notable highlight in the hall is a crystal staircase. Visitors can see luxurious decorations, grand chandeliers, carpets, and a Turkish bath at Mabeyn-i Humayun.

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Muayede is known for being the highest hall and the most significant section of the Dolmabahce Palace. Muayede has a 36-meter-high ceiling supported by 56 columns. The notable attraction in Muayede is the striking crystal chandelier with 750 lamps, weighing over 4.5 tonnes.

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Medhal Hall

Medhal Hall is considered to be the main hall of Dolmabahce Palace. Visitors today enter the palace through the Medhal Hall. During the Ottoman time, state ministers and administrators occupied the rooms adjacent to the main hall.

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Atatürk's room

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of the Turkish Republic, spent his last days in Dolmabahce Palace. The bedroom of Atatürk is close to the former harem of the palace. The clock in the room shows the time 9:05 AM paying respect to the president, who died on November 10, 1938.

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Red Room

The Red Room is close to the main hall or the Medhal Hall. The room got its name from the prominent red color designs in the room. Visitors can see the monogram of Sultan Abdülmecid on top of a Boulle desk. There is another monogram on the fireplace under the dome-shaped roof.

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Blue Hall

Blue Hall is in the middle of the harem and has distinctive hues of blue. While exploring the Blue Hall, look for the blue shades in decorations, paintings, and marbles. The Blue Hall was used for ceremonial purposes and for Sultans to meet citizens.

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Pink Hall

The Pink Hall was used for welcoming noble female visitors. It is known as Valide Sultan Divanhanesi in Ottoman times. Sultanas and other royalty used to meet here and spend time together. It has beautiful paintings, and the entire hall is covered with a special rug called Hereke.

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Zulvecheyn Hall

Zulvecheyn Hall was used as a venue for ceremonies. The hall was constructed as an attachment between the interior and exterior of the palace. It was used for preaching functions, marriages, holidays, and other important public events.

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Sufera Hall

Sufera Hall, also known as Ambassador Hall, is an exquisite space in the Dolmabahce Palace. Sultans used to meet important people in this room. The Sufera Hall has gold decorations and a collection of stunning bohemian chandeliers.

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Harems are separate quarters built for the leisure of the Royal Family. Harems were a feature of royalty and wealthy families in Middle Eastern traditions. Sultan Abdülmecid built a harem section within the palace to spend time with his children and personal concubines.

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Clock Tower

The clock tower in Dolmabahce Palace was an addition made in the time of Sultan Abdul Hamid II. Armenian architect Sarkis Balyan designed the neo-baroque-style clock tower that has four sides. The clock was imported from France. Today, the original timepiece is replaced by an electric one.

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Dolmabahce Mosque

Sultan Abdülmecid’s mother commissioned the mosque, but the construction of the mosque was completed in 1855. The mosque follows a neo-classical style and has elements of Rococo and Baracoa styles. The palatial decorations of the mosque made it different from the traditional Ottoman Mosque design.

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Palace Gardens

The gardens of Dolmabahce Palace grow exotic flowers. It also includes typical garden structures, including sculptures, fountains, and pools. The garden complex also has pantries, barracks, animal shelters, an aviary, a glass workshop, etc.

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Ottoman emperor Abdülmecid II was the force behind the construction of the library in the palace. It is a huge library in Dolmabahce Palace that has books from the Ottoman and the Ataturk era.

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Palace Gates

Dolmabahce Palace has eight gates. Three gates open to Bosporus, giving a stunning view of the sea. The gate behind the palace is on the edge of Bosporus Bay, between Asia and Europe. Another important gate is Saltanat Kapisi which opens to the central garden.

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Traditional Ottoman Architecture

Ottomans built Dolmabahce Palace to outclass all the palaces in the region. As Istanbul is a potpourri of cultures, Dolmabahce borrowed architectural styles from Baroque, Rococo, and neoclassical styles. But the architects have not settled for a single technique, instead infused all the elements into traditional Ottoman architecture. While visiting Dolmabahce Palace, the architecture remains a key highlight to admire.

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Traditional Ottoman Decor

In the Dolmabahce Palace decorations, over 100 kilograms of gold and crystal were used. For palace decorations, expensive stones such as Proconnesian marble, Egyptian alabaster, also known as onyx-marble), and Porphyry were used. It houses the largest Bohemian crystal chandelier in the world, weighing over 4.5 tonnes with over 750 lamps. The palace also features numerous Hereke palace carpets made by the Hereke Imperial Factory.

Plan Your Visit to Dolmabahce Palace

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  • Timings: 
    Tuesday to Sunday: 9 AM to 6 PM
    Last Entry: 5.30 PM
  • Closed On: Monday, the First day of the Feast of Sacrifice, the First day of the Ramadan Bairam, and New Year’s Day.
  • Duration Of Visit: 2 to 3 hours 

Best Time to Visit: Dolmabahce Palace is open year-round. The best time of the day to visit is in the morning during the early opening hours to avoid the rush of the crowd. Avoid visiting during monsoon months, July and August, and in the Winter, from December to February, as the weather is not suitable.

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Address: Dolmabahce Palace, Vişnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahçe Caddesi, Beşiktaş, Istanbul

Find on Map.

  • By Tram: T1
    Nearest Stop: Kabataş Tramvay istasyonu
  • By Bus: 28, 28T, 30D
    Nearest Stop: Kabataş
  • By Car: Distance from Airport: Istanbul Airport; 41.2 KM
    Car Parking: Parking lots are available near the palace.
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  • Wheelchairs: Dolmabahce Palace is wheelchair accessible.
  • Souvenirs: Visitors can buy souvenirs from stores in the Dolmabahce Palace.
  • Lost and Found: Dolmabahce Palace has a lost and found service where visitors can report their lost items. 
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  • Saat Kule Cafeteria: A western cafe serving coffee, tea, salads, and desserts.
  • Dolmabahce Cafeteria: A cafe facing the Bosporus, close to the parking lot.
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  • Topkapi Palace: Topkapi Palace is a museum and former administrative center of the Ottoman Empire.
  • Galata Tower: Galata Tower is a historical museum tower in Istanbul's Galata constructed in 1348 by Byzantine Emperor Justinian.
  • Hagia Sophia: Hagia Sophia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site Mosque and former Christian cathedral in Istanbul. 
  • Blue Mosque: A symbol of Turkey's Ottoman rule, the Blue Mosque in Istanbul was constructed in 1723.
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  • Book Tickets Online: Book Dolmabahce Palace tickets online. Dolmabahce Palace is a popular tourist attraction with queues extending hours. Purchasing Dolmabahce Palace tickets online will guarantee your access to the attraction.
  • Scheduled Tours: Some sections of the palace are not accessible to tourists. You may require to sign up for scheduled tours to enjoy it.
  • Timings: The palace is closed on Mondays.
  • Photography: Visitors are not allowed to take photos inside Dolmabahce Palace.

All Your Questions About Dolmabahce Palace Tickets Answered

Q. Where can I buy Dolmabahce Palace tickets?

A. Dolmabahce Palace tickets are available online. Booking your tickets online helps you save time and get instant confirmation.

Q. Can I buy Dolmabahce Palace tickets online?

A. Yes, buying Dolmabahce Palace tickets online is convenient and easy. Visitors purchasing tickets online can skip the hour-long queues at the palace.

Q. What is the cost of Dolmabahce Palace tickets?

A. The are multiple Dolmabahce Palace tickets available online, starting from €30.04, with each of the tickets offering different unique facilities and inclusions.

Q. Can I get a discount on Dolmabahce Palace tickets?

A. Yes, booking Dolmabahce Palace tickets online helps you secure amazing deals and discounts on your ticket prices, and you also get to choose from a variety of tickets offering unique facilities and inclusions.

Q. What is Dolmabahce Palace?

A. Dolmabahce Palace is the largest palace in Turkey, and it was the administrative center of six Ottoman emperors. It is currently open to the public and can be accessed by visitors by booking tickets.

Q. How can I get access to Dolmabahce Palace?

A. All visitors need to buy tickets to enter Dolmabahce Palace. Visitors are recommended to book their Dolmabahce Palace tickets online to enjoy hassle-free entry to the attraction.

Q. Where is Dolmabahce Palace located?

A. Dolmabahce Palace is located in the Besiktas district on the European coast of Istanbul. Its address is Vişnezade Mahallesi Dolmabahçe Caddesi, Beşiktaş, Istanbul.

Q. What are some of the highlights of Dolmabahce Palace?

A. Dolmabahce Palace is an example of a fusion of baroque, rococo, and traditional Turkish architecture. Dolmabahce Palace is known for its historical importance and architectural beauty. It houses the world's largest bohemian crystal chandelier, which is a sight to behold. It is also famous for its beautiful decor, like the details on the floors with real gold.

Q. How to reach Dolmabahce Palace?

A. Dolmabahce Palace is accessible by public transport. You can travel by tram, public bus, or drive to the palace, once you are in the city.

Q. What are the timings of Dolmabahce Palace?

A. Dolmabahce Palace is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM. The palace is closed on Mondays and some holidays.

Q. What facilities are available in Dolmabahce Palace?

A. Dolmabahce Palace has souvenir shops, restrooms, lost and found service, and two restaurants on its premises.

Q. Is Dolmabahce Palace wheelchair accessible?

A. Yes, visitors in a wheelchair can access Dolmabahce Palace.

Q. Is photography allowed in Dolmabahce Palace?

A. No, Dolmabahce Palace rules do not permit photography inside the property.

Q. Is it worth visiting Dolmabahce Palace?

A. Yes, Dolmabahce Palace is worth visiting. Dolmabahce Palace is a world-famous tourist destination in Istanbul. It's the largest palace in Turkey, with gold decorations, bohemian chandeliers, paintings, and rugs.