Dolmabahce Palace Harem Section Guided Tour

Normal ticket value: €10

Guided Tour
Free with Istanbul E-pass

Istanbul E-pass includes Dolmabahce Palace Harem Section with English speaking Professional Guide. For details, please check "Hours & Meeting."

Dolmabahce Palace Harem Section can be visited with Dolmabahce Palace Tour

The audio guide is also available in Russian, Spanish, Arabic, German, French, Italian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Greek, Dutch, Persian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, and Urdu languages provided by Istanbul E-pass live guide.

Dolmabahce Palace Harem Section

Harem section is a significant section of the Dolmabahce Palace. It requires having the ticket for the Harem section. It is also called Harem-i Humayun which means Imperial Harem. The Selamlik and Harem sections are connected by a 160-meter-long corridor. According to the rumors and tv series, most seniors man could enter the Harem section. However, Harem prohibited any man to enter it. Except for Sultans and eunuch servants could enter the Harem section.

The Harem section is under the same roof as the Dolmabahce Palace. There are six doors in the 300-meter corridor connecting the Selamlik to the harem. There are five big halls and the most important of them are located on the second floor, which is called the Blue Hall and the Pink Hall because of their colors.The Blue Hall was the place where the Sultan feasted with the people who live in the Harem. The Pink Hall was used as a place where the people of the Harem had their daily conversations. This magnificent section has also the Valide Sultan Apartment, Rooms of Abdülmecid, Abdülaziz, and Resad, Concubines part, Ladies' rooms,  Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's study and bedroom, bedrooms of sultan's wives, women with various duties, princes and sultans. The Harem section also has six baths that if we think about that time it is really impressive. In these baths, you can see Carved alabaster marbles.

Dolmabahce Palace Harem Section Tour Times

Mondays: Museum is closed.
Wednesdays: 14:00
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays: 09:00, 14:15
Sundays: 09:00, 14:15, 15:45
Please click here to see the timetable for all guided tours.

Istanbul E-pass Guide Meeting Point

Meet the guide in front of the clock tower in Dolmabahce Palace.
Clock Tower is located at the entrance of Dolmabahce Palace after the security check.
Our guide will hold the Istanbul E-pass flag at the meeting point and time.

Important Notes

  • Dolmabahce Palace Tour performs in English
  • Admission price and a guided tour are free with Istanbul E-pass
  • Entrance to the palace can only be done with our guide.
  • You will be asked for an ID card or passport to get a free audio guide with your QR code. Please make sure you have one of them with you.
  • Photo ID will be asked from child Istanbul E-pass holders

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