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The whole complex of the Topkapi Palace was surrounded by high walls, some of which date back to the Byzantine acropolis. I went around the Topkapi Palace Walls and it was rather long walk!
After the Ottoman conquest and the Fall of Constantinople in 1453, Sultan Mehmed II found the imperial Byzantine Great Palace of Constantinople largely in ruins. The Ottoman court initially set itself up in the Old Palace (Eski Sarayý), today the site of Istanbul University. The Sultan then searched for a better location and chose the old Byzantine acropolis, ordering the construction of a new palace.
It was originally called the New Palace (Yeni Sarayý) to distinguish it from the previous residence. It received the name "Topkapi" in the 19th century, after a (now lost) Topkapi Gate and shore pavilion.
You can watch my 3 min 13 sec HQ Video Istanbul Topkapi Sarayi part I out of my Youtube channel with Turkish pop music by Gukhan Ozen - Ayaz.
Directions: You may watch my high resolution photo of Istanbul on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 0' 29.49" N 28° 58' 53.34" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Topkapi Saraiy Walls.
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