One of Istanbul’s top iconic places, situated in a very nice location, very close to Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmet mosque, the palace is truly spectacular, very historically rich place, you can sense ...
Overall it was interesting. It was a hot day and not a lot of shade. There were some great areas for photos. It was more expensive then what it is worth and we didn't see the Harem. There were man...
Topkapi Palace was the official government and residence of Ottoman Sultan in the city from 1465 to 1853. It is now transformed into a museum that shows the world the past and amazing treasures of royal life. The palace was ordered to be built in 1459 by Sultan Mehmed II, the conqueror of the Byzantine Empire. The emperor who was famous in history chose this highland on the left side of the Bosphorus. The sea and the Golden Horn are in full view, and its history and grandeur are the treasures of Turkey.
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The Topkapi Palace is a work of the Ottoman period. It has a strong Islamic style, rich colors and wonderful patterns. The name is translated as the cannon door. The area is very large, next to the Marmara Sea, the scenery is particularly beautiful. . It is said that the open backyard has lived in Sudanese children and pets. There are also treasure chests in the palace for visitors to visit. Even the weapons are studded with gems, and the character of the master is bold and visible.
The Topkapi Palace is different from other palaces. She has not undergone strict structural planning, but has gradually become an irregular and uneven distribution after repeated irregular transformations. However, due to the negligence of the construction of the seaside road, the fifth courtyard has now disappeared into the eyes of the world...so today's scale is far less than ever.
What is interesting here is her imperial dining room, which has a lot of Chinese porcelain, because the royal family believes that toxic food can make porcelain discolor...
and many museums, such as the Islamic Science and History Museum in the picture~
Istanbul was once considered by me to be the capital of Turkey, but it was not because it was really too busy and famous. The Toplab Palace is a very worthwhile sight! The largest gate of the
Toprapa Palace is the Gate of the Emperor, which faces the Hagia Sophia Square. This door first leads to a park known as the "first court." In this park there is an Alini church that was once used as a ammunition depot, and there is a mint behind the church.
In the past, the first court was built in a variety of pavilions, serving different court needs. In the years that followed, they were gradually replaced by public buildings and schools, but some of them still stand today.
Chongjing Gate, also known as the Zhongmen, is the entrance to the second courtyard. The gate with the cannon has two octagonal spires and the construction period is unknown. The architecture of the Respected Gate is similar to that of the Byzantine architecture. It is estimated that the Respected Gate is built to mimic the Santa Barbara Gate (the cannon's gate). The cannon gate is the royal entrance to the Royal Palace from the Bosphorus Sea.
Yizhao Gate is the third courtyard, which is the entrance to the inner palace, the boundary of the outer palace, and the third courtyard is mainly the private and residential area of the palace. The dome of the Gate of Aussie is supported by marble pillars, marking the Sultan in the palace. No one is allowed to enter without the permission of the Sultan. Even Big Wilhelm can only be authorized to enter on special days and special circumstances.
Also known as the Forbidden City, from 1465 to 1853, it was the official residence and main residence of the Ottoman Sultan in the city. It was also the place where national ceremonies and royal entertainment were held. The palace was conquered by the Sultan Mehmet II of the Byzantine Empire in Constantinople. It was ordered to start construction in 1459, when it covered an area of 700,000 square meters, and now only 80,000. For more than 400 years after
, Topkapi Palace was the political and cultural center of the Ottoman Empire, and 25 of the 36 empires of the empire ruled the empire here. It was not until 1856 that Sultan Abdul Majid I established the new royal palace, Dolmabahce Palace, in the European part of the West Bank of the Bosphorus. The translation of the
Topkapi Palace is the "gate of the cannon". It was built in the ruins of the Byzantine Capo Castle. The cannon was placed in the former bunker. The palace's four courtyards and other small buildings once occupied about 4,000 people. After the demise of the Ottoman Empire, on April 3, 1924, under the government's decree, the palace became a museum of the Age of Empires. The green area of the palace is very large, and the pieces of the French phoenix are sprinkled with green flowers and shades. There are also many houses, but only the most important parts are open to the public. Topkapi Palace is a masterpiece of Ottoman architecture, with a large collection of armor, Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphy manuscripts, murals and Ottoman beadings.
The museum is also divided into a number of separate exhibition halls, such as the Porcelain Pavilion, the Turkish National Treasure Hall, the Southern Sudanese Costume Hall, the Ancient Embroidery Pavilion, the Ancient Weapons Museum, the Ancient Watch Museum, etc.