Istanbul Sultanahmet Square 3rd part; A Walk to Topkapi Palace

4-days Turkey Summer Solo Escapade
June 27 to July 03, 2014

Istanbul 2nd part; the Sultan Ahmed (Blue) Mosque

How to go to Topkapi Palace;
Topkapi Palace is inside the Sultanahmet Square of Istanbul which is 50km distance from Sabiha Gokcen Airport and 27km from Ataturk Airport. This palace is just at the back of the Hagia Sophia. Admission is included in Istanbul Museum Pass, if not availed, entrance fee costs 30TRY. Photography and video taking is permitted inside. Monopod is allowed but the tripod is strictly prohibited.

Many of Istanbul’s historical gems, mostly consisting of Byzantine and Ottoman-built monuments are in Old City. Most are located a short walk away from, if not immediately on the edges of, Sultanahmet Square.


Topkapı Palace is an imperial enclave of the Ottoman emperors for four centuries. Lavishly decorated, with 4 courts of increasing grandeur. In the 2nd court of the entrance to the Harem and the State Treasury, housing a weaponry display. The 3rd court has the Imperial Treasury. Both Islamic and Christian relics, rugs, porcelain. The views from the 4th Court over the Bosphorus are spectacular. You can also see Prophet Mohammed's belongings. As of August 2013, some of the areas of the palace are closed for restoration.
http://wikitravel.org/en/Istanbul/Sultanahmet-Old_City

Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet Square

Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet Square

Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet Square

Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet Square

Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet Square

Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet Square

Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet Square

Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet Square

Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet Square

Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet Square

Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet Square

Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet Square


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much of thanks for visiting the viewing deck ^_^

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