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Topkapi Palace

The Topkapi Palace is a palace. Topkapi Palace (Topkapi Sarayi in Turkish, literally the "Cannongate Palace" - named after a nearby gate), located in Istanbul (Constantinople), was the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1465 to 1853. The construction of the Topkapi Palace was ordered by Sultan Mehmet II (Mehmet the Conqueror) in 1459. It was completed in 1465. The palace is located on the Seraglio Point between the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara in Istanbul, having a splendid view of the Bosphorus. It consists of many smaller buildings built together and surrounded by four courts.

Interesting places in Topkapi Palace:
Harem   Kitchens of the Topkapi Palace
Gate of Greeting (Middle Gate)   (The Hall of Council) Divan-ı Hümâyûn
The Armoury   The Throne Room - Audience Chamber
Терраса Софа-и Хюмайун    The Pavilion of the Blessed Mantle
Stables of Topkapi Palace   Mecidiye Kiosk (Konyali Restaurant)
Палата личных пажей султана   Галерея
The Gate of Felicity   Baghdad Kiosk
Мечеть Бешир Ага   Магазин сувениров
The Library of Ahmed lll   Treasury - Fatih Pavilion
Yerevan Kiosk   Помещения для балтаджи
Ağalar Camii   The Costumes
Chamber of Treasury (Hazine Koğuşu)   Tower of Justice
Продовольственная Палата  


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Nearest places of interest:

The Armoury
(The Hall of Council) Divan-ı Hümâyûn
Магазин сувениров
The Gate of Felicity
  Ağalar Camii
Палата личных пажей султана
Harem
Gulhane City Park

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