olmabahce Palace in Istanbul, showcasing its grand architecture and waterfront view.

Dolmabahce Palace

  • Vişnezade, Dolmabahçe Cd., 34357 Beşiktaş/İstanbul, Turkey

Dolmabahce Palace is an expansive and historic building that served as the main administrative building of the Ottoman Empire during its last years. Today, you’ll find a museum and historic site that you can tour to learn all about the building itself and the fascinating artifacts it holds. A guided tour of the building makes your visit as easy as possible while also offering a wealth of information you wouldn’t get in a self-guided visit. If you’re even remotely interested in the area’s history or impressive architecture, you won’t want to miss out on a visit to Dolmabahce Palace. Kids and adults alike can find fun with the exhibits and tour here, as it has something for everyone to enjoy. It takes about 2 or 3 hours for a complete tour of this massive palace complex, though you’re free to take longer if you like.