Topkapi Palace

Highly recommended
The harem with its eunuchs was a place of great intrigue, luxury and exquisite pleasure, and here in the harem of Topkapi Palace visitors are plunged into a mythical Orient of a thousand and one treasures and as many fantasies. Lattice-work screens filtered the mysteries of a maze-like palace occupied by the sultans of the Ottoman Empire. This sumptuous enclosed palace built from the 15C-19C was a town within a town, and its architectural and decorative riches, still intact today, provide an insight into a history which is as exotic as it is spectacular. You will have to share this unforgettable setting with crowds of awe-struck tourists, all of whom will be keen to visit the unmissable Treasury and its masterpiece: a 250kg solid gold throne encrusted with diamonds and emeralds.

Useful information

Address:

Bab-i-Hümayun Cad. Istanbul

Phone:

+90 212 512 0480

Price:

30 trl

Opening hours

museum summer: daily except Tue 9am-7pm; rest of year: daily except Tue 9am-4.45pm; harem summer: 9am-6pm; rest of year: 9am-4pm - (+TRY15 harem)

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