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Topkapi palace

Topkapi with its modest but magnificent architecture, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List Palace has been the state center of the Ottoman Empire and the home of the dynasty for four hundred years.

Topkapı Palace Museum, one of the largest palace museums in the world, is also the most It is one of the most visited museums. Domestic and foreign tourists flock to the Topkapı Palace takes its visitors on a time travel in the past 600 years. Magical parts of the palace, which are admired by those who see gardens, interior architecture and workmanship, Kaşıkçı Not seeing the collection of sacred and precious relics, especially diamond, Do not leave Istanbul.

History of Topkapı Palace

After Fatih Sultan Mehmet conquered Istanbul, he first visited the Old Palace in Beyazıt settles. It is known that he stayed in the Tiled Kiosk later. Today's Topkapı in 1460 Orders the construction of his palace. East Rome in Sarayburnu, right next to Hagia Sophia The palace, which was decided to be built on the acropolis, is completed in 1478.

Topkapi Palace, one of the largest and oldest palaces in the world, has been It expands with additions and takes its final form in the 19th century. After the Conqueror, dozens of sultans the palace where he reigned, the center of the dynasty, education and living space, Sultan It was the Ottoman house until Abdulmecid. The Dolmabahçe Palace was built and It was abandoned after the palace moved, but it continued to maintain its historical importance.

Opened as a museum on April 3, 1924 after the foundation of the Republic Topkapi Palace Museum is the first museum of the Republic of Turkey.

Topkapi Palace Architecture

The most important name of Ottoman architecture, the world-famous architect Mimar Sinan Architect Sedefkar, who passed through his equipment and is known to be one of his successful students Mehmet Ağa, before the Blue Mosque, such a big project Although he did not perform his architecture, he served as the chief architect of the palace. makes.

Hasbahçe constitutes an important part of the palace campus as it is known today. Of the palace its inner gardens are decorated with basins, fountains, fountains and pools. It is a magnificent location the palace as much as the gardens of Topkapı Palace, which lays the view under your feet The tile, wood and stonework in the sections are also impressive.

Topkapi Palace Museum

Palace structures, relics, collection, archive of more than three hundred thousand documents Thanks to Topkapi Palace is one of the largest palace museums in the world. The museum is attracts intense interest in the period Seeing Istanbul from all over the world, this historical It is one of the first stops on the historical peninsula for those who come to explore the city

In the first courtyard there are Hagia Eirene Church, Mint, Bakery, Hospital and other palace buildings. Second the courtyard is called Divan Square or Justice Square, and Divan-Hümayun, The Treasury Chamber, the Justice Tower are located here. The entrance to the harem is also from this courtyard. Third The courtyard is the most important area of ​​Topkapı Palace, in this part called the sultan's palace, the Has Room, The Supply Room can be visited. The best examples of Ottoman pavilion architecture in the last courtyard You can see the Baghdad Mansion, Revan Mansion and Mecidiye Mansion.

Where is Topkapi palace

Topkapı Palace Museum located within the borders of the historical peninsula, Sultanahmet in Istanbul It is in the square.

Topkapi Palace entrance

The main entrance of Topkapı Palace, from Sultanahmet Square in the direction of Gülhane Park appears before you when you walk.

When Topkapı Palace Is Closing

The last entry time to Topkapi Palace is 17.30 and the last exit time is 18.30.

Topkapi Palace Visiting Days

Topkapı Palace is open every day from 09.00 to 18.30 except Tuesdays.

Topkapı Palace is open every day from 09.00 to 18.30 except Tuesdays.

2020 entrance fees for Topkapı Palace, which is affiliated to the Directorate of National Palaces Administration:
Topkapı Palace Full 100 TL / Discounted 50 TL
Harem Full 70 TL / Discounted 35 TL
Hagia Irene Full 60 TL / Discounted 30 TL
Topkapı Palace can be visited with the Museum Card, but the Museum Card is valid in the Harem and Hagia Eirene section. is not.
Tickets for the Harem and Hagia Irene are purchased separately from the Topkapı Palace Museum ticket.

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