Topkapı Palace

Discover travel destinations of travelers writing a travel journal on FindPenguins.

10 travelers at this place

  • Day18

    A Day in the Harem, Topkapi

    November 22, 2013 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    It is hard to imagine that by the nineteenth century the Ottoman Emperors needed a new palace, but they built one nevertheless. The old palace, called Topkapi (the Cannons) is still magnificent. We visited the Tower of Justice, then went into the Harem, the private quarters for the royal family. The ornamentation and the architecture constantly bring surprises with innovation and daring color combinations. Blue and gold stained glass harmonize exquisitely with the gold and the wood on the walls and floors, for example. Our guide, Kenan, was a wealth of information about why the harem, multiple wives and one single successor to the Caliph were essential to the Ottoman royalty. In Topkapi Palace one's historical imagination runs wild.Read more

  • Day8

    Topkapi Palace

    August 24, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    The residence of the sultan and headquarters for the Ottoman Empire from the 15th century through WW 1 when the Ottomans were on the losing side.
    The first pic is the main gate. Next are 3 examples of rooms in the palace. There were so many rooms and so much extraordinary architecture and decoration, I no longer remember which room was which. 5th is the entry to the imperial council room. Last is the kitchen with displays of the formal china from around the world used in the palace as well as kitchen implements.Read more

  • Day8

    Topkapi harem

    August 24, 2019 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Most of us have envisioned what a harem is. Me too, until today. Now I have visited an historic one. It is most luxurious.
    The first pic is in the sultan's chamber. Next is the central courtyard. Third is the "black eunuchs' court" ( really). Next is the concubine's corridor, followed by the golden corridor. Last is the harem mosque.Read more

  • Day3

    Topkapi Palast

    October 29, 2016 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Unendlich schön! Leider durfte man keine Fotos machen, aber das ist ähnlich schön wie der Nasridenpalast in der Alhambra. Unbedingt googlen!
    Drinnen sind Reliquien von Mohammed und heute war es gut voll. Ich möchte nicht wissen wie voll es da an vollen Tagen ist 😣
    Und der heilige Koran wird dort aufbewahrt und da sitzt 24/7 jemand daneben und rezitiert (mit einer wunderschönen Stimme) aus dem Koran...
    Read more

  • Day11

    Topkapi Palace

    June 26, 2016 in Turkey ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The home of the Ottoman Sultans is a massive grand compound filled with impressive architecture, mosaics and porcelain treasures. After touring many of the hundreds of rooms, we made our way back to the comfort of the Han for more Gozleme.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Topkapı, Topkapi, Topkapı-Palast, Topkapı Palace, الباب العالي, Topkapi saraj, Palau de Topkapi, Palacio de Topkapı, توپقاپی‌سرای, Palais de Topkapı, ארמון טופקאפי, Topkapı Palota, トプカプ宮殿, თოფქაფის სასახლე, Topkapi pils, Topkapi-paleis, Palatul Topkapî, Topkapipalatset, Topkapı Sarayı