"Topkapi Gate of Salutation-Bab-us Selam" Top 5 Page for this destination Topkapi Palace Tip by Kuznetsov_Sergey
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The large Gate of Salutation leads from the outer First Courtyard into the inner Second Courtyard. This gate has two large octagonal pointed towers. The date of construction of this gate is not clear, since the architecture of the towers is of Byzantine influence rather than Ottoman.
The gate is richly decorated on both sides and in the upper part with religious inscriptions and monograms of sultans.
No one apart for official purpose and foreign dignitaries were allowed passage through the gate.
Directions: You may watch my high resolution photo of Istanbul on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 0' 45.05" N 28° 59' 3.23" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Bab-us Selam.
Phone: +90 212 512 0480
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