Topkapi palace, which is located near the Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and golden horn is undoubtedly the most beautiful point of Istanbul. Spreading over an area of 700 thousand square meters, topkapi palace functions as a museum today.
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After the conquest of Istanbul, Fatih Sultan Sultan Mehmet built his first Palace near the Grand Bazaar. Later, he asked for a bigger palace to be built instead of this Palace. Topkapı Palace, the construction of which started in 1470, has become a huge palace that has been added to new additions in 400 years. For about 400 years, 24 of the Sultans of Osmalı lived with his family in the topkapi palace. With the completion of the Dolmabahçe palace construction in 1856, the Ottoman royal family left Topkapi palace. Even though the Ottoman royal family left the topkapi palace, their connection with the palace did not break. As before, ascension and funeral rites continued to take place in the topkapi palace. Topkapi palace was used for receptions by adding new buildings in Baroque style such as dolmabahce palace.
Harem, which means forbidden area in Arabic language, is undoubtedly one of the most curious parts of Palace. The harem, which was forbidden to everyone except Members of the Ottoman royal family, some officials and concubines, had always aroused the curiosity of the ambassadors of another country who came to the palace for years. Due to the sexual image created by the curious ambassadors, Harem has created a very wrong image under the consciousness of many people.
Topkapi Palace was converted into a museum on 3 April 1924 by the order of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Today Topkapi palace museum is visited by about 3 million local and foreign tourists annually. Therefore, it is one of the busiest museums in Turkey. And getting to the ticket of this museum is being tortured in the High Season.
entrance fee is 100 Turkish Liras per person
Harem Section entrance fee is 70 Turkish Liras per person
Only Turkish liras is valid for paying entrance fee in Cash. Also you can pay admission fee by Credit cards.
Topkapi Palace Museum is open every day except Tuesday and friday
Off Season ( from November to April ) 9 am to 4 pm . entrance closed one hours before closing time .
High Season (from April to November) 9 am to 4 pm , entrance closed one hours before closing time
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