The beautifully impressive Ottoman palace, rich in history, art & architecture. The Gate of Salutation entrance where visitors once had to salute the Sultans before entering.The Gate of Felicity- entrance to inner court or third courtyard, the private residence of Sultans. The marble pillars of the gate represent the presence of Sultans and entrance was once forbidden without their approval. Main entrance of the Audience ChamberThe Audience Chamber is also known as Audience Hall or the Inner Council hall or Chamber of Petitions and is the first to be visited when walking through the Gate of Felicity. The sequence of arches & curvy domes is beautiful. Just enjoying the architecture and the essence of the Topkaki palace.Filled with touristThe patterns, the colors and the golden linings are so inviting. Wearing: Forever 21 shirt, Zara pants, Tods shoes, Michael Kors purse, Purple Swatch watch
The Topkapi Palace is located in the heart of Istanbul, Turkey. For about 400 years, this royal palace was the Ottoman Sultan’s residence where many political events were held. Today it is one of the biggest and most popular touristic attractions of Istanbul and has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One can spend a full day in the palace to enjoy all its got to offer from gardens, beautifully decorated rooms, collections, ancient harems (separate part of household for wives) & jewel filled treasuries providing a great quick look at the fascinating life the Ottoman must of lived!
This extravagant palace surely is worth the visit and is a great opportunity for scenic photos. After visiting every corner, I would suggest to enjoy the top view on a beautiful day when the sun is shining and the wind is blowing through your hair. Built at the top of a hill in a peninsula, the Topkapi palace offers a great view on the water so why not sit and enjoy the moment.
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