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"Topkapi" Topkapi Palace Tip by Skibbe

Topkapi Palace, Istanbul: 276 reviews and 651 photos

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This was the home of the Ottoman sultans for 400 years, starting in the 14th century. There is a lot to see here including the many treasures the Empire took from around the world. It was very crowded when I was there and hard to get in and out of some of the rooms containing the displays. I did manage to reach my goal by seeing the dagger immortalized in the movie "Topkapi."

Address: Sultanahmet
Phone: +90 212 512 0480
Website: http://topkapisarayi.gov.tr/en

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  • Written Jun 18, 2008
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