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Topkapı Palace Sacred Relics

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Topkapı Palace Sacred Relics

Editor: Rasim Terzi (Wed, Sep 13, 2023 1:47 PM)

Topkapi Palace Sacred Relics

Topkapı Palace Sacred Relics


One of the most important sections of the Topkapi Palace museum, one of the most visited museums in Istanbul and Turkey, is the section where the holy relics are exhibited. These works, located in the enderun section of Topkapı Palace, were used as the section where the Sultans lived during the winter periods before the harem section was added to the Palace. With the transfer of the Caliphate to the Ottoman Empire with Yavuz Sultan Selim, these holy relics were brought to Istanbul and preserved in the Topkapı Palace. With the end of the Ottoman Empire, the Republic of Turkey also gave due importance. Even during the Second World War, these relics were sent to Niğde by train for the safety of the holy relics. and these holy relics were placed in Akmedrese and Sarıhan in Niğde. The holy relics were kept safely until 1947.

The sacred relics exhibited in Topkapı Palace are as follows:

  • Prophet David's sword
  • staff of Prophet Moses
  • Prophet Abraham's food bowl
  • Hz. Joseph's pole
  • Prophet Yahya (Saint John the Baptisted) arm and skull
  • Footprint of Prophet Muhammad
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  • Guardian of Hajar al-Aswad
  • Gate of repentance of Kaaba
  • Rain gutters, locks and keys brought to the Kaaba after the renovation,
  • Swords of the Companions
  • Hz. Muhammad's Cardigan (in the chest)
  • Caliphate Flag (in the chest)
  • Beard of Prophet Muhammad in boxes
  • Prophet Muhammad's tooth in golden box
  • Letters sent by Prophet Muhammad to other tribes
  • Seal of Prophet Muhammad in golden box
  • Swords, arrows and bows of the Prophet Muhammad and the Kaliphs
  • The vessel from which Prophet Muhammad drank water
  • Prayer rug of Hazrat Fatima
  • Robe of Prophet Hussein
  • The Holy Land

In this section, the Quran is read live every day. and the dust that emerged after the cleaning of these rooms was stored and poured into the tomb of the Sultan when he died.

Topkapi Palace Museum
It is open every day except Tuesday.

Opening Time: 09:00

Closing Time: 19:00 (Winter Closing Time: 17:00) (The entrance door closes one hour before.)

Entrance Fee: 750 TL (2023 Price) You can visit with your Museum Card.

Haremli Entrance fee: 950 TL (2023 Price)

Warning: The relics are very crowded throughout the day. If you want to see the holy relics in a more comfortable way. You should visit the museum as soon as it opens in the morning or when the museum is close to closing. To visit the place where the holy relics are located, clothes are checked, just like in mosques. Free scarves are provided for those whose clothes do not fit.



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