"HAREM" Topkapi Palace - Harem Tip by mtncorg

Topkapi Palace - Harem, Istanbul: 37 reviews and 81 photos

  Within the Sultan's Chamber - designed by Sinan
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      Within the Sultan's Chamber - designed by Sinan
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  • In the Chamber of the Valide Sultan - Queen Mother - Istanbul
      In the Chamber of the Valide Sultan - Queen Mother
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You will need to pony up an extra 15 TL in addition to the 20 TL you already paid to get into the Topkapı to visit this home of the Sultan?s wives and concubines. Besides the Sultan, the only other men allowed in here were the Black Eunuchs, a group of some 200 Sudanese slaves responsible for maintaining order among the other 300 ? 1,000 people living among the 400 rooms of the Harem. The centuries of intrigue and palace politics can still be felt within the various rooms that you visit, including the Quarters of the Valide Sultan ? mother of the Sultan, the Sultan?s Bath and his chamber.

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

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  • Written Nov 15, 2011
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