I want to make a suggestion about your Istanbul trip. When you come Istanbul , you musn’ t leave without visit Topkapı Palace Museum. Topkapı Palace is the very important historical monumant of Istanbul with its location and architectural splendor.
Topkapı place is one of the oldest palaces that can be come today in the world. In Fatih Sultan Mehmet period the palace started to be built in 1460 and finished in 1478. The place has built on 700.000 squaremeters area in Sarayburnu. It was education, management and art centre of Ottoman Empire during 400 years. The palace that hosted 25 Ottoman Sultan during 400 years from Fatih Sultan Mehmet to Abdülmecid. And than was started to be used as museum after 1924.
Architectural Divisions of Topkapı Palace
The largest courtyard of the palace that include Aya İrini Museum .
This was the administrative anc ceremonies centre of the Ottoman Empire.
Enderûn was the “selâmlık” portion reserved for men, of the private compartment of the palace
The Fourth Place consists of the Tulip Garden and the terrace called Imperial Hall (Sofa-i Hümâyûn)
The literal meaning of the word harem in Arabic language is, “a holy place that everyone is not allowed to enter. Sultan was living in Harem with his family.
Topkapı Palace is not only management centre of the Ottoman but also the palace Harem part of the palace was home of the Ottoman Sultans. This old palace has been witnessed the love of the ottoman sultans who ruled the world and still keeps memories of these love on their walls. You can also witness these love by visiting Topkapi Palace…
Written by Seda Toy Albayrak