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Topkapi Palace

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ImageThe Topkapi Palace was built in the 15th century and served as the primary royal palace during the Ottoman Empire. Topkapi Palace is located at the edge of the old city and overlooks the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn. Several extensions and renovations of this palace took place during the Ottoman reign. Not only was this palace used for state occasions but it also served as the residing quarters of the sultans and their harems. Topkapi provides visitors with several amazing opportunities. Here visitors can see a fine collection of Ottoman artifacts which include imperial jewels, porcelain, armour and weapons. The palace also holds holy relics of the Prophet Mohammed. The Harem is another tour not to be missed, the admission for which is separate from that of the Palace.

Timings: Wed-Mon 9.00-17.00 (Harem closes at 16.00)

Location: Sultanahmet, entrance at the end of Babuhmayun Cad., behind the Ayasofya

Admission:
Palace 12YTL
Treasury 10YTL
Harem 10YTL
 

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