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Ottoman Imperial Opulence – Topkapi Palace Istanbul
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Ottoman Imperial Opulence – Topkapi Palace Istanbul

The Topkapi Palace - imperial court and centre of the Ottoman power for 375 years - is possibly the most famous of all Ottoman heritage in Istanbul. Approximately 30 sultans ruled the empire from there. The palace is a huge complex, meticulously designed to protect, but also to impress.  The sultans lived there in the utmost Ottoman imperial opulence, together with their families and concubines. I wrote ...
Harem
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Harem

Without any doubt, the Topkapi Palace is probably the most famous of all Ottoman heritage in Istanbul. Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror commissioned its construction shortly after the conquest of Constantinople in 1453. It was the imperial court and residence of Ottoman sultans and their families for 375 years. Sultan Abdülmecid I moved the court to the Dolmabahçe Palace in 1856. Certainly, the Topkapi Palace is ...
Ottoman Istanbul
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Ottoman Istanbul

I mentioned in my previous post that one reason why I like Istanbul is because of its history and historical sites. Certainly, firstly known as Byzantium and then Constantinople, it was a centre of power and a capital city of various empires for almost 16 centuries. But, the Ottoman legacy and monuments are the most visible today, although several structures older than 1000 years are still there, such as ...
Istanbul
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Istanbul

I am currently travelling across Turkey. My trip started in magnificent Istanbul. I have been to Istanbul six times before. However, this time I decided to spend a week there and explore the city in more detail. I have already seen the most important sites during my past visits. But, Istanbul is so full of history that there is always something new to discover.



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Keeping Sane Mind
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Keeping Sane Mind

Every now and then when we travel, we see something that leaves a significant impact on us. That can be a place of extraordinary natural beauty or a historical sight of immense importance, perhaps a world heritage site. It can also be a museum rich in masterpieces and works of art produced by great people that lived and worked centuries ago, but whose legacy remains as a testament to their extraordinary ...
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