Topkapi palace , located in best place , had been the second palace of the Ottoman imperial for 400 year. Topkapi palace was constructed by Sultan Mehmet the second. 24 Ottoman Sultans used to live between 1470’s and 1856. Sultan Abdülmecit ordered to built western style palace called Dolmabahce palace and after that ,no more sultans lived in Topkapi palace. Since 1924 Topkapı palace has been used as a museum of Turkish Repuclic.
Topkapi palace is similar like The White House in the fact that All lands of Ottoman Imperial was ruled by Topkapi palace. And also Topkapi palace was unique palace which had university inside for educating their own secretaries and prime minister. Topkapi palace was supreme court for last decision of justice.
Today you can visit harem rooms, the biggest kitchen, univercity, an exhibition rooms for treasure (86 carats diomand), holy relics and Portrait of Sultan
Main Entrance fees : 40 Turkish liras
Extra Harem entrance fee : 25 Turkish liras
Credit card payment is available .
Closed on Tuesday
Topkapi palace located in Sultanahmet. You can use blue line Tram to reach to Sultanahmet Square .