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Wander inside the Topkapı Palace

Museums Fatih Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi

What is it? Looming over the point where the Golden Horn meets the Marmara Sea, Topkapı Palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for more than four centuries.

Why go?: Among the gems of the historic peninsula, Topkapı’s extensive rooms, chamber houses and fascinating objects, including the 86-carat Spoonmaker’s Diamond, make the museum a must-see.

Don’t miss: In addition to its extensive and illustrious permanent collections of weaponry, precious jewels and religious artifacts, it is a also home to a rotating cast of temporary exhibitions.

Among the gems of the historic peninsula, the Topkapı Palace looms over the point where the Golden Horn and Marmara Sea meet. The palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for more than four centuries, and its extensive rooms, chamber houses and fascinating objects, including the 86-carat Spoonmaker’s Diamond, make the museum a must-see. In addition to its extensive and illustrious permanent collections of weaponry, precious jewels and religious artifacts, it is a also home to a rotating cast of temporary exhibitions.

Address:Sultanahmet, Fatih / İstanbul
Price:Museum ticket: 40 TL. Harem and Halberdiers with Tresses Dormitory Ticket: 25 TL.
Contact:topkapisarayi.gov.tr/enCall Venue
Opening hours:October 30 – April 15 09:00 – 16:45 (last entry 16:00). April 15 – October 30 09:00 – 18:45 (last entry 18:00).

Source: TimeOut / Istanbul

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