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Dolmabahce Palace Entrance Fee, Opening Hours and Tickets

Dolmabahçe Palace is located at one of the most beautiful spot of Istanbul’s Bosphorus. The Palace’s location is designed to enjoy the splendid view of Istanbul‘s lovely Bosphorus shores.

Dolmabahce Palace is considered as one of the most elegant structure of Ottoman Empire‘s last century. The architecture of the building blends the Turkish architecture with European Neo-Classic and Baroque features.

Who Built Dolmabahce Palace?

The Palace is built by Balyan Family architects following the order of Sultan Abdulmecid. Balyan family members used to be the Chief Palace Architects throughout the 19th century.

The family members were educated in France and studied the features of European architecture. Therefore the Baroque & Neo-Classic influence can be seen on their works.

Yet, they did not forget to mix some Turkish traditional motives in their style. Thus they created numerous buildings along the Bosphorus shores with their unique eclectic style.

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Dolmabahce Palace With Its Eclectic Architecture

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Dolmabahce Palace Architecture

Members of Balyan family, adorned the Bosphorus shores with beautiful mosques, palaces and pavillions. Three great palaces of Bosphorus: Dolmabahçe, Beylerbeyi and Çırağan had built by them.

Among the mosques they built, Ortakoy Mosque stands out with its beautiful design. The visitors of Istanbul enjoy with the lovely appearance of this building while they are cruising through the Borphorus by boat.

Ortakoy Mosque by Balyan Family

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Ortaköy Mosque

Where is Dolmabahce Palace? How to Get There?

Dolmabahce Palace is located in the modern city center. It is accessible from the old city by tram. Tram T1 line of Istanbul works very well to reach out Dolmabahce Palace from the Sultanahmet (Old City).

You need to take the Tram T1 from Sultanahmet Old City in the direction of Kabatas (Kabataş). Kabatas is considered as the last stop of the tram. Journey from Sultanahmet to Kabatas would probably take 15 minutes. Once you arrive to the terminal stop, you need to walk to Dolmabahce Palace for just 5-10 additional minutes.

The Dolmabahce Palace is located between the Taksim and Besiktas districts. It’s very centrally located. You can easily recognise the location of the Palace by the Besiktas Soccer Team’s Vodafone Arena Stadium. They are located next to each other.

If you are staying in a hotel near to Taksim Square, you need to take the funicular to get to seaside. This is just one stop vehicle to reach from Taksim Square to Kabatas area. Once you get to Kabatas it’s pretty easy to find the palace.

Dolmabahce Palace Entrance Fee 2019

Admission fee is 60 Turkish Lira for a regular visit to Dolmabahce Palace offices & reception rooms. If you would like to visit the Harem (Privy Chambers) you need to buy an extra ticket for 40 TL. You will be able to visit the Clock Museum and Glass Pavillion with this extra ticket.

There is an additional section inside the complex which is called Museum of Palace Collections. You need to pay 20 Turkish Lira additional price to visit that section where the paintings are displayed.

Skip The Line Tickets for Dolmabahce Palace!!!

Dolmabahce Palace is usually packed. You spend long time waiting in the lines. You may consider skip the line tickets. You can check “Dolmabahce Palace Priority Access Tour” from this link.

List Of Ticket Prices For Dolmabahce Palace

Selamlık (Official Part)

60 TL

Harem – Glass Pavillion – Clocks Museum

40 TL

Combined Ticket For Selamlık And Harem

90 TL

Museum Of Palace Collections


Is Istanbul Museum Pass Valid For Dolmabahce Palace?

No, Istanbul Museum Pass is not valid for Dolmabahce Palace. Istanbul Museum Pass Card is valid for the museums which are connected to Tourism & Culture Ministry. Dolmabahce & Beylerbeyi Palaces, Basilica Cistern and Galata Tower run by different authorities. Therefore the card is not valid for these museums.

Dolmabahce Palace Opening Hours 2019

Dolmabahçe Palace main building is open to visit between 09:00 and 16:00; whereas other parts (pavillions, museums) can be visited from 09:00 to 17:00.

Museum Of Palace Collections Visiting Hours

Museum of Palace Collections is open to visit from 09:00 to 17:00.

Dolmabahce Palace Working Days

Dolmabahce Palace is closed to visit for Monday and Thursday. This schedule does not change according to winter and summer season as the other Istanbul Museums. Dolmabahce Palace always closed on these days throughout the year.

Written By Serhat Engul

Dolmabahce Palace Entrance Fee and Hours 2019

4 thoughts on “Dolmabahce Palace Entrance Fee, Hours, Tickets”

  1. Dear MR Serhat,
    Can you please tell me is Dolmabache palace will be open on 22nd August? I and my wife booked a tour there on 22nd. What’s the closing day due to Eid ul Adha? Ok reply. Many thanks

    1. Dear Mr. Touhid, Dolmabahce Palace is usually closed on the 1st day of Eid ul Adha. That means it might be closed on 21st of August. Your tour seems to be on the 2nd day of Eid. There won’t be any problem visiting Dolmabahce Palace on that day.

  2. Hello Mr Serhat,

    Thank you for the information on the new ticket prices (they are new for me at least, because the last time I visited Dolmabahçe the ticket was 45 lira for everything). Can you tell me if there is still a student discount and if there is, how much is the student ticket?

    Thank you in advance and I hope to be able to enjoy your tours soon,


    1. Hello Emina, I am not sure if they do discount for foreign students. I will find out and update it if they do! Discounted price is usually half of the quoted price which means 30 Turkish Lira.

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