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Address: Kennedy Cad. | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey

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Easy to see from road.

The palace must have been enormous because what is left is rather large and not all of the ruins still stand. Some of the ruins were destroyed in 1873 for the building of the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
Farida C
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The palace must have been enormous because what is left is rather large and not all of the ruins still stand. Some of the ruins were destroyed in 1873 for the building of the railroad from Istanbul to Sirkeci. The name of the palace was taken from the Greek words for Bull and lion and it was named by Justinian... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Staff was nice. Very good location. Not far away from main touristic points. Me and my friend enjoy it a lot.and breakfast at the top of building.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Bucoleon Palace was the old palace of the Byzantine emperors. The palace stood along the seaside with steps leading directly to where they could board a boat. Today all that remains is a creeper covered wall with window frames, facing the Marmara sea just off Kennedy Caddesi. Some people have written reviews about a hotel at this listing. A hotel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

The hotel is really awesome and staff are really friendly and helpful . Great location in the middle of the historical area of Istanbul, Sultan Ahmet and few minutes walk away from sultanahmet mosque Hagia Sophia , topkapi palace , hürrem sultan bath and all other awesome places you should visit when you are in Istanbul Clean , good services... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Great place to stay, clean rooms, excellent service, astonishing view from the breakfast room. Found this place couple of years ago by chance. I've forgot to book hotel in advance and after staying one night in expensive hotel offered me by Ataturk airport's shuttle service I searched the web and TripAdvisor gave me a good clue about Bucalean, so I... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014

The ruins are just a short distance from Topkapi Palace, although you take a rather indirect route along some ominous side streets. Wasn't worth the short walk. Graffiti and litter show how neglected these ruins are and, beside the wall shown in the picture, there's not really anything else to see. A small plaque gives some information but there's not... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

I was interested in the ancient history of Istanbul and what remains, so i actively sought this palace out and it's not easy to find. It was originally built by Roman Emperor Theodosius in the 5th century AD, it constituted part of the defensive sea walls, as the sea in those times lapped up against its wall. It housed royalty... More 

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