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Historical Legend “Topkapi Palace”

Topkapi was the first Ottoman palace built (1466-1478) are in the newly conquered capital of the Empire by Mehmet II. Located on the site where the foundations of the city for the first time in ancient times by Megarian Chief Byzas were placed in the 7th Century BC, offers the castle one of the best views of Istanbul, including the Bosphorus, Golden Horn, the two sides and the Marmara Sea. Unlike the European palaces, Topkapi is not a single monumental structure but a more organic complex of various kiosks, gardens and land on top of the historical peninsula at the entrance of the Golden Horn made dissemination. Topkapi Palace was the residence of Ottoman sultans for about 400 years to Abdulmecid built the Dolmabahçe Palace. In its heyday, there were days between 8 to 10,000 people in the palace, most of the Janissaries.

It was turned into a museum in 1924 and has become one of the most attractive palace-museums in the world. The most attractive halls of the palace are: finance, Islamic holly relics, costumes of the sultans, divan, harem, kitchens, Chinese porcelains and several kiosks such as Baghdad, Revan, Sofa and Mecidiye. There are attractive eating and resting facilities for the visitors in the park with a great view.

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