The Sultan’s Harem: Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
Places We Go / Turkey

The Sultan’s Harem: Topkapi Palace, Istanbul

Ahhhh, Topkapi Palace.  Topkapi Palace was built between 1459 and 1465 by Mehmet II shortly after his conquest of Constantinople.  Rather than a single building, it was conceived as a series of pavilions contained by four enormous courtyards, a stone version of the tented encampments from which the nomadic Ottomans had emerged. It is difficult … Continue reading