Visiting Information

Visiting Days and Hours in Departments of the Directorate of National Palaces

In all palaces and museums affiliated to the Directorate of National Palaces, Museum Card and Pass are valid with the exceptions below

  • Harem Section of Topkapı Palace and Hagia Irene (MUSEUM CARD NOT VALID)
  • Selamlık Section of Dolmabahçe Palace (MUSEUM CARD NOT VALID)
MUSEUM PASS is valid ONLY in Topkapı Palace (Hagia Irene and Harem included)

Topkapı Palace is closed on Tuesdays and other palaces, pavilions and mansions are closed on Mondays.

Topkapı Palace and Dolmabahçe Palace can be visited between 09:00 - 17:30
Other Palaces, Pavilions and Mansions can be visited between 09:00-17:30.
Topkapı Palace and Dolmabahçe Palace tickets can be bought from ticket offices between 09:30 - 16:30
Closing time of other palace, pavilion and museums' ticket offices is 16:30
Last entrance hour for Topkapi and Dolmabahçe Palaces is 16:30
Closing time of Topkapi Palace Harem Section ticket office is 16:00
Last exit hour for Topkapi and Dolmabahçe Palaces is 17:30

Factories are open to visitors between 09:00-18:00 every weekday, except Saturday and Sunday.

Free audio guide is available while visiting palaces, pavilions and mansions, except for Topkapı Palace.

Parking is available in palaces, pavilions and mansions.


Attention our visitors!

The Dolmabahçe Palace tour tickets, affiliated to the Directorate of National Palaces, are sold only at the Dolmabahçe Palace ticket booths. Electronic tickets are not available through any website or application.

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