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Topkapi Palace Tickets 2024 – Fast Track

Avoid long lines and enjoy exploring one of the most fascinating museums in Istanbul.

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Buy Your fast-track Topkapi Palace Tickets online and skip the long lines at the entrance. Pass the security check with ease and explore the former residence of Ottoman sultans. Walk through the Imperial gate and discover the everyday objects, holy relics, the Topkapi dagger, and other fascinating objects while listening to an audio guide, which is available in several languages.


Topkapi Palace Ticket

Buy these fast-track Topkapi Palace and Museum tickets online and begin exploring its royal history and heritage with an audio guide available in 9 languages.

Upon meeting your host, you will be provided with your entry ticket, allowing you to effortlessly gain access to the Topkapi Palace. Once you're inside, make sure to activate your audio guide on your smartphone to enhance your visit (instructions for downloading will be provided upon booking).

The Topkapi Palace is a timeless masterpiece that has witnessed the flow of history for centuries. The palace was built in the mid-15th century as the luxurious residence of Ottoman sultans and their families. For almost 400 years, Topkapi Palace was the epicenter of power and prestige in the Ottoman Empire, serving as the sultan’s primary residence and the government’s administrative center.

The Topkapi Palace complex underwent expansion throughout the centuries under the rule of different sultans. The Palace area used to cover over 700,000 m2, making it one of the largest palace complexes in the world. A big part of its exterior complex, Gülhane Park, now belongs to the public area. From its stunning courtyards and elegant pavilions to its intricate iznik tiles and stunning gardens, every inch of Topkapi Palace exhibits luxury and magnificence.

As you explore the palace’s rooms and gardens, you’ll see firsthand how the Ottomans didn’t spare on decoration. Make sure to stop at the imperial treasury to see jewel-encrusted weapons, precious stones, heirlooms, and artworks that have been preserved for centuries.

Today, Topkapi Palace remains one of Istanbul’s most iconic landmarks, situated in the oldest part of the city. You’ll be mesmerized by the history and heritage inside the former Ottoman Empire palace.

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  • Topkapi Palace skip-the-line ticket
  • Harem Museum skip-the-line ticket
  • Audio guide app (available in 9 languages)
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Topkapi Palace Ticket Instructions

To get into the Topkapi Palace, find your host near the Tourism Police between 9:30 AM and 5 PM. Look for the Topkapi Cafe and the Tours&Tickets kiosk, and your host will have a flag. You must have your host with you to enter the palace.

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Explore Topkapi Palace at your own pace

Walk through the glorious Topkapi gates and gardens to discover the centuries of Ottoman history via its fascinating architecture and authentic art!

Discover the museum rooms inside the palace

Visit timeless museum collections, all astonishing, from royal jewelry to religious relics, while learning about the lives of sultans & queens of the palace!

A must-visit attraction in Istanbul

Enjoy the best view over the city and Bosphorus like the royalty of its time!

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FAQ – Topkapi Palace Museum Tickets

How much is the ticket for Topkapi Palace?

Depending on the type of ticket purchased, the entrance fee to Topkapi Palace can vary. It’s free for children under the age of 6. We advise you to book our ticket, which includes skip-the-line access and a tour host/guide who will tell you everything you need to know.

Is entry to Topkapi Palace free?

No, entry to Topkapi Palace is not free. If you want to visit the palace and its museum, you will have to buy your entrance ticket online or book a guided Topkapi Palace tour in advance.

Is Topkapi Palace worth a visit?

Topkapi Palace is definitely worth visiting! It’s no wonder Topkapi is on every list of attractions you must visit when in Istanbul. There are so many things to see once you’re there. To fully explore this wonderful palace, we recommend you stay at least three hours. You will not regret it.

How to get tickets for Topkapi?

Purchasing Topkapi Palace tickets online and ahead of time is highly recommended for a hassle-free experience. There are various options available for buying online tickets, and we found the best deal Topkapi Palace ticket available.
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Interesting facts

  • The palace features four main courtyards, each with its own unique features.
  • The Imperial Council Chamber in Topkapi Palace houses a 120-panel ceramic tile mural portraying 17th-century Istanbul.
  • The Archive and Library of the Topkapı Palace Museum keep some of the most important documents and manuscripts pertaining to Ottoman and Islamic history.
  • One of the most valuable exhibits of the Topkapi Palace Museum is the Spoonmaker’s Diamond, the fourth-largest diamond in the world.
  • The palace was given its current name in the 19th century. Topkapi means Cannon Gate.
  • One of the palace’s most famous treasures is the emerald, diamond, and ruby-encrusted Topkapi Dagger.
  • In 1924, a year after the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, the Topkapi Palace opened as a museum.

Good to know before you go

  • The facility is accessible for individuals using a wheelchair.
  • There is no parking facility provided on the Palace grounds.
  • Photos are not allowed inside the museum halls.
  • Tickets are free for children under the age of 6.
  • The palace is closed on Tuesdays. Check the opening hours, as they are subject to change depending on the season.
  • The Audio Guide App requires Internet to download, but it does not require Internet to use once it has been downloaded.
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Incredible Experience!

The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia were great, but the visit to the Topkapi Palace was a truly incredible experience. I was really impressed with the exhibitions: the privy chamber, Baghdad Pavilion, and the relics room. If you’re in Istanbul, you definitely need to visit the Topkapi Palace.


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It was great exploring the grounds of the palace at our own pace. This ticket is a great deal and the best value you will find online. The palace and the museum are so impressive that I was left in awe of all the stuff I saw there. I 100 percent recommend buying these Topkapi Palace tickets.


Not to be missed!

It was a magical day and well worth the entrance fee. I adored blue tiles with interesting patterns, and my husband really enjoyed the clock pavilion. A huge space filled with the most amazing collection of clocks from different historical periods. We wandered the Palace and the concubine quarters, and after three hours of exploring, we decided to sit down in a delightful restaurant with an outdoor space overlooking the Bosphorus. I really recommend a skip-the-line ticket to visit the sites.


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