The Istanbul Topkapi Palace (otherwise known in Turkish as Topkapı Saray) is a large palace located in the old town of Istanbul and is currently a museum. The palace served as a main residence of the Ottoman Sultans until about 1856.
The palace complex consists of four main courtyards and many smaller buildings – which combined together form an intricate set of courtyards and somewhat different from one another structures.
Well, time to add some more photos from Istanbul. Hopefully, by seeing those images you will develop an interest in visiting this incredible diverse and full of history city. This time around will share with you images from
Bomonti (the new part of the city) situated on a hill overlooking the ancient area with Hagia Sophia, Topkapi…
Hagia Sophia – just a few images and then will get to a story about this incredible church converted to a mosque – in subsequent posting
Topkapi – the sultan’s palace for several centuries – another site that will have its own posting soon enough here