This glorious palace is one of the most popular attractions in Istanbul that served as the administrative quarter of the Ottoman rulers. This vast complex features opulent courtyards lined with hand-painted tile work and sumptuously decorated rooms.
The main highlight of this palace is the Harem, where Sultan’s concubines used to spend their time. It also has an Imperial Council Chamber, an Imperial Treasury, and Sacred Safekeeping Rooms.
Location: Cankurtaran, 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
Entry fee: 72 Turkish Liras, free for children below 8 years
Best Time: Weekdays