Topkapı is a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. It is located where the Bosphorus Strait intersects with the Marmara Sea.
Topkapı palace has four courtyards and other smaller buildings of interest. It was commissioned by Mehmed the Conqueror in 1459. Its name means “Cannon Gate.”
It was originally created as a palace for sultans, but it lessened in popularity after the 17th century. The palace was turned into a museum in the early 1900’s. Although the museum has numerous rooms, only a few are accessible by the public.
Visitors can see the Ottoman Imperial Harem, ottoman manuscripts, clothing and weapons. Thus, it is also heavily guarded by ministry and military guards.Places nearby:
Hagia Sophia: The Church of Holy Wisdom 0 km / 0 mi
Grand Mosque: Landmark of Ottoman Architecture 92 km / 57 mi
Sea Garden: Burgas' Beautiful Public Park 259 km / 161 mi
Sarimsakli Plaj: The oldest beach in Turkey 276 km / 171 mi
Ankara Citadel: A View From The Top Of The World 348 km / 216 mi