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The Topkapi Palace (Istanbul)

During our excursion we'll be visiting the Topkapi Palace – built in the 15th century, and which served for almost four hundred years as the residence of the rulers of the Ottoman Empire. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, and on all sides by massive, impregnable fortified walls, it was known as a 'city within a city', covering over seven hundred thousand square metres – an area greater than the size ...

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