Topkapi Palace was the main residence of the Sultan and his court. It was initially the seat of government as well as the imperial residence.The palace is full of examples of Ottoman architecture and also contains large collections of porcelain, robes, weapons, shields, armor, Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts and murals, as well as a display of Ottoman treasure and jewelry.
*Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the program and are due to extra entry.
GRAND COVER BAZAAR
In this labyrinth of streets and passages are more then 4,000 shops with each trade having its own area: the goldsmiths'' street, the carpet sellers, Turkish arts and crafts, such as hand painted ceramic plates, hand-honed copperware, brassware and trays, water ewers, onyx-ware and meerschaum pipes.
Please note: The Grand Bazaar is not open on Sundays, Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and St.Sophia is not open on Mondays.