Istanbul Week | The Topkapı Palace

The Topkapı Palace is a large palace in Istanbul, Turkey, that was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign.
As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. It is now a major tourist attraction and contains important holy relics of the Muslim world including the Prophet Muhammed’s cloak and sword. The Topkapı Palace is among the monuments contained within the “Historic Areas of Istanbul”, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985, and is described in Criterion iv as “the best example[s] of ensembles of palaces […] of the Ottoman period.” via Wikipedia

Дворецът Topkapı е намира в Истанбул, Турция. Той е бил основната резиденция на Османските султани за около 400 години (1465-1856) от тяхното 624-годишно царуване.
Освен царска резиденция, дворецът е бил и място за местни събития и кралски забавления. Сега е голяма туристическа атракция и съдържа важни свещени за мюсюлманския свят останки, включително наметалото и меча на Пророка Мохамед. Дворецът Topkapı е сред паметниците на “Историческите райони на Истанбул”, които са в списъка на ЮНЕСКО за световното наследство от 1985 г., и е описан в Критерий IV като “най-добрият пример[и] на ансамбли на дворци […] от Османския период. ” от Wikipedia

Scale model of the inner part of the palace (2nd-4th courtyards) Picture: Wikipedia

The Gate of Salutation (Bâb-üs Selâm), entrance to the Second courtyard of Topkapı Palace
The Imperial Gate
Church of Hagia Eirene in the First Courtyard… More information

A picture of оne of the courtyards

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