Topkapi Palace in Istanbul
Topkapi, one of the world’s oldest palaces in Istanbul, Turkey, is a museum.
Distinguished by charming interiors and a practical layout, the Topkapi Palace is the second palace built in Istanbul in 1479. Although time has damaged the palace to a certain extent, it is an excellent example of the rich culture of the bygone era.
Apart from the beautiful Ottoman architecture, the museum area is also an interesting storehouse of artefacts like porcelain, weapons, Islamic manuscripts, decorations, jewellery and more.
The lush surroundings in which the palace is set accentuates the beauty of the place. Also, the historic significance attached to this palace attracts several visitors every year.
There are four courts surrounded by gardens and a picnic area. The spatial courtyards hold remarkable paintings which remain intact even today.
Web Site: http://www.topkapisarayi.gov.tr/