Visit the Topkapi Palace, which has been the residence of the Sultans for over 400 years. Learn more about its history and Turkish culture.
Take a look at one of Istanbul's most important landmarks, the Topkapi Palace
Explore its corners and angles at your own pace
Learn how Turkish civilization evolved from humble beginnings into an empire
Experience Turkey through the eyes of a sultan at one of Istanbul's most important landmarks, the Topkapi Palace.
See how Ottoman-style architecture blends with Islamic influence and learn how the palace became a symbol of Turkey's transformation from a feudal society (exchange of land for service or labour) into a powerful empire.
Sultans walked through the halls of Topkapi Palace for over 400 years, and in these rooms social events and administrative politics shaped the development of Turkish civilization.
Maybe you need the whole day to immerse yourself in everything that can be found here. Enjoy the culture and Turkish pride as you walk through the large Imperial Gate, onto the green first courtyard and into the magnificent Gate of Homage to the second courtyard. It was here that Sultan Selim III supervised state functions and ceremonial assemblies.
See the treasury, bathhouses, harems and an armory and feel the imperial charm of halls and royal chambers. Audio guides are available on site for a deeper understanding.
Monday: 09:00 - 16:45
Wed-Sun: 09:00 - 16:45
Last admission is 45 minutes before closing
Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the Fez Travel office (Cankurtaran Mh., Hocapasa Mah. Tayahatun Sok., Sukran Han No: 3, Kat:3, 34112 Fatih, Istanbul)
If you want to visit the Harem, you need to buy a separate ticket at the ticket booth (outside the museum)
Some sections are not wheelchair-accessible due to stairs
Strollers aren't allowed.
Taking photos inside the exhibition halls is prohibited
Make sure to dress appropriately. Cover shoulders and legs.
Free entrance with ID: Turkish kids 0-18; foreign kids 0-12; Turkish citizens 65+; disabled visitors + 1 carer; veterans; spouses, parents & kids of veterans.
• Entrance to Topkapi Palace
• Entrance to the Harem section
• Audio guide (available onsite for an extra fee)
• Guided tour (can be booked at the entrance gate for an extra fee)
Fez Travel Office: Cankurtaran Mh., Hocapasa Mah. Tayahatun Sok., Sukran Han No: 3, Kat:3, 34112 Fatih, Istanbul.
Please bring your booking confirmation.
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