Topkapi Palace Tours

After the conquer of İstanbul, Fatih Sultan Mehmed has built a palace on the Byzantine acropolis in Sarayburnu, in the old city. As it was the Ottoman residence for years due to the necessaries it expanded around 80 thousand m2 which includes Harem, Divan-ı Humayun (kind of parliament), Adalet Kulesi (Justice Tower; symbolizing the eternal justice of the Ottoman sultans), treasure room, and other buildings.

 

This palace is a modest one because in that year Ottomans prefer to build sumptuous mosques, bridges, and caravanserais around its lands but the location and its unique buildings, exquisite tiles, and structure intertwined with nature make it special. And some of the best-known dynasty members such as Hurrem Sultan, Suleiman The Magnificent, Mahpeyker Kosem Sultan lived here.

 

Today it is a museum and has a very rich, wide collection that includes Chinese and Japanese Porcelains, Sacred Relics, Sultan garments, portraits, miniatures, weapons, and else… 

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Daily Topkapi Palace Museum Walking Tour

city Departure: guaranteed
Starting as an ancient Greek settlement called Byzantium, the historic core of Istanbul as also served as the capital of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottom...
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Daily Dolmabahce Palace Tour

city Departure: scheduled
It is one of the most impressive European style palaces in Istanbul, stands on the side of the Bosphorus straigh...
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Taste Ottoman Palace Cuisine

culinary-wine-food-tasting Departure: scheduled
Enjoy delicious, authentic Ottoman cuisine. Eat like the Sultans of the 14th and 15th centuries.
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