Description of the Experience
Built by Sultan Mehmet II between 1466 and 1478, Topkapi is today one of the biggest sites to visit in Istanbul. Overlooking the Sea of Marmara, Bosphorus, and Golden Horse to the north, the palace was a political center back in the 15th century. Topkapi meaning Gate of Cannons is home to a collection of cannons to its entrance which were used during the conquest of Mehmet II. The palace was a city within the city with over 10,000 people once staying inside the Courtyard built by different rulers at different point of time. Topkapi Palace has a maze of buildings, each unique in architecture, design and style due to their construction in different periods of time. The major attractions for the tourists include the Cinili Mansion, Imperial Gate that faces the Hagia Sophia Church, Gate of Salutation and the Felicity Gate that separates the Treasury from different sections of the Palace.With your local amigo take a guided tour of the palace experiencing the palace’s rich pavilions, sprawling harem and treasury of jewels that are both fascinating and inspiring. Topkapi is a subject of history encapsulating in it a vivid lifestyle of sultans, emperors, concubines, and eunuchs who worked in the palace in the 15th century. It is one of the biggest museums offering a glimpse of the colorful past of Istanbul.
- A visit to the museums and gates of Topkapi Palace of Istanbul
- Guided Tour with insights into the life of the sultans and commoners who lived here
- Architectural guidance through the beauty of the mighty maze buildings and carvings
- Brief tour around the arena, tulip gardens and court of Ottoman Empire.
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Meet up point
- Main Entrance of Topkapi Palace (Outer Wall), Cankurtaran
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- Full refund will be issued for cancellations made at least 72 hours prior to the activity.