Everything about the palace.

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Topkapi Palace.

OTTOMAN IMPERIAL PALACE
It served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman sultans.

TOPKAPI PALACE

OPENING HOURS INFORMATION

Summer Period Hours

Summer Period Hours
From 1st April to 1rst October
Opening time: 09:00
Closing time: 18:45
Box Office Close:17:30

Winter Period Hours

Winter Period Hours
1 October – 1 April
Opening time: 09:00
Closing time: 17:00
Box Office Close:16:00

Box Office Summer / Winter Closing Hours

Box Office Summer / Winter Closing Hours
Summer Period: 17:30
Winter Period: 16:00

Entrance Fees of Topkapi Palace

There are few options to get into the palace. If you are going to visit all Istanbul museums. A museum pass would be economical.

Adult Ticket Price 2024

Topkapi Palace Combined Ticket (Topkapi Palace + Hagia Irene + Harem)

1500 TL

Museum Pass Istanbul 2024

You are able to get a museum pass at the front of many museums in Istanbul or you can purchase it online.

2500 TL

Museum Pass Turkey 2024

You are able to get a museum pass at the front of many museums in Istanbul or you can purchase it online.

4000 TL

COURTYARDS OF THE PALACE

Topkapi Palace was home to all the Ottoman sultans until the reign of Abdulmecid I (1839-1860), a period of nearly four centuries.
It has four courts.

First Court

Pass through the Imperial Gate into the First Court, which is known as the Court of the Janissaries or the Parade Court.

Second Court

The Middle Gate (Ortakapı or Bab-üs Selâm) led to the palace’s Second Court, used for the business of running the empire.

Third Court

You able to see most important collections in the palace at this section.

Fourth Court

The Fourth Courtyard of Topkapi Palace was the sultan’s private domain where he spent his days. Entry to this courtyard was strictly regulated and off-limits to outsiders.