• DATE: 12.12.2018
550-year history, Museum of Topkapi Palace

550-year history, Museum of Topkapi Palace

Glory in simplicity

Topkapi Palace is a palace in the Sarayburnu district of Istanbul, which was used as the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire for 400 years during the 600-year history of the Ottoman Empire.

Topkapi Palace, centered on the administration of the state, which houses the sultans of the Ottoman Empire, transformed into a world empire by the conquest of Istanbul, presents the political and social stories that change the world while the glittering treasures behind the simple architecture keep the mirror of personal joy and sadness behind closed doors.

The Topkapi Palace Museum must be seen in order to understand the administrative structure of the Ottoman State, to observe the life of the palace and to witness the richness of the Ottoman Empire.You can visit Treasury, Holy Relics, Weapons Collection, Sultan’s Ports, Kitchens and Porcelain sections besides the administrative buildings of the Ottoman state and the Harem where the family of the sultan lives.


The Topkapi Palace, which was built by Fatih Sultan Mehmed after the capital of the Ottoman Empire moved to Istanbul with the conquest of Istanbul and which was the administrative center of the state for 380 years and the place of life of the sultan and his family, was opened as a museum on 9 October 1924 and since that day it continues to serve as one of the highest number of visitors.

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