Description

Constructed in the mid-15th century by Sultan Mehmed II, the Topkapı Palace served as the main residence of the Ottoman Sultans during their reign from 1465 to 1856. The palace was also the venue for state events and royal functions and was capable...more

Istanbul, Turkey

Profile-image
Loader

Description

Constructed in the mid-15th century by Sultan Mehmed II, the Topkapı Palace served as the main residence of the Ottoman Sultans during their reign from 1465 to 1856. The palace was also the venue for state events and royal functions and was capable of accommodating up to over 4000 people during its peak. Comprising 4 courtyards and several secondary buildings, the Topkapi Palace is a prime example of Ottoman architecture and originally featured a mosque, hospital as well as a number of bakeries. At present it displays magnificent collections from the past such as Ottoman treasures, weaponry, garments, jewelry and Islamic calligraphic manuscripts and murals. The palace was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 and only a few selected areas are accessible to visitors.

Ticket Price

Entrance fees cost around 25 TL.

Opening Hour

Open daily (except on Tuesdays) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (until 7 p.m. during summer)

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 1 hour

Suitable For

Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults, Children

Must See

Imperial Gate and the courtyards 

Prayer Facilities

Plenty of private space is available for visitors to make use of during prayer times. It is also possible to visit the Sultanahmet Mosque as well as the Firuz Ağa Mosque, Koprulu Mehmet Pasa Mosque and the Vilayet Mosque, which are in close proximity to the Topkapi Palace.

Halal Food

Halal food is available in abundance in the vicinity of the Topkapı Palace as well as the surrounding areas of Istanbul. It is also possible to visit the more prominent Halal restaurants in Istanbul such as the Hayat Cafe, Asitane, Mozaik Café,Hamdi Restaurant, 360Istanbul Restaurant, Bab-i Hayat Restaurant and Istanbul Modern.

  • People's Choice Top 10 Destinations to Visit in 2023

    2023 is here and we are now ready to explore the world! With the pandemic that has been keeping us in the comfort of our homes for a couple of years, now is the perfect time to pack your bags, step out,...

  • 5 Luxury Holidays on a Budget

    You might be surprised to learn that there are more luxurious holiday spots worldwide that are still within your budget, and they range from modern capitals to nations with a long history. Organizing a...

  • Major Sporting Events To Look Forward to in 2023

    The year 2023 is all set to feature some of the biggest sporting events around the world. After experiencing setbacks during the pandemic's height, 2022 bounded back with an action-packed lineup of tournaments...

  • 10 Mosques to Look Out for in 2023

    The mosque is not merely a physical construct with specific architectural features. The mosque is the house of God, a sacred place. Even the small, insignificant mosque at the corner of the street next...

  • Top 10 Budget-Friendly Destinations to Travel to in 2023

    With the rates of inflation making it harder by the day to afford the luxuries that we used to be able to afford a few years back, it's only natural to start searching for the cheapest places and thinking...



Score from 0 user