Topkapi Palace 400 years of the Ottoman Empire during the 600-year history, the state's administrative center and is used as a palace of the Ottoman Sultans lived.within a time to 4,000 people lived close to.
Topkapi Palace, built by Mehmed II in 1478, nearly 380 years until the construction of Dolmabahçe Palace by Abdülmecit center during the administration of the State and has been the official residence of Ottoman sultans. In its initial years in an area of approximately 700,000 sq m area of the palace today is 80,000 sq m. Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, the palace's inhabitants, with the start of the Yıldız Palace and other palaces to live in after being abandoned by boşaltılmıştır.Padişahlar the importance of the Topkapi Palace where many officials resided kaybetmemiştir.Saray never been repaired from time to time. Month of Ramadan, the Sultan and his family visited by the Holy Relics in the annual maintenance of the Office of attention has been given a separate.
In 1465 Sultan Mehmed II initiated the construction of the Topkapi Palace.
Topkapi Palace, the first time, almost like a museum visit coincided with the period of the opening Abdulmejid. After that time the British ambassador Topkapi Palace Topkapi Palace Hazinesi'ndeki gösterilmiştir.Bundan Hazinesi'ndeki items to show foreigners, tradition becomes the oldest pieces in time, and Abdul Aziz, empire style was built glassed windows, the Treasury's antiquities to foreigners within the display cases to show başlanır.II. Abdul Hamid ascended the throne and the Topkapi Palace Treasury Hümâyûn decremented time to market and to the public on Tuesdays at the opening of this gerçekleşememiştir been considered. Gazi Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's orders to be opened to the public on April 3, 1924 Istanbul Asar-ı Atika Museums Directorate of the Treasury of Topkapi Palace Kethüdalığı connected, to serve as secretariat of the Treasury of the Topkapi Palace Museum Directorate başlamıştır.Bugün continues to serve as . In 1924, visitors can surf the need for some minor repairs made, and after taking administrative measures, the Topkapi Palace, 9 October 1924 was opened as a museum. At the time, which was opened in sections Kubbealtı, Supply Room, Mecidiye Pavilion, Hekimbasi Room, Mustafa Pasha Pavilion and the Baghdad Pavilion.
Today, the palace attracts large masses of tourists in 1985, the UNESCO World Heritage List, which is one of the most historical sites in Istanbul Historical Peninsula.serves as a museum today.