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TOUR CODE: IST-2A
Istanbul Ottoman Relics Tour, Be witness of Ottoman sultans life on this 3-hour sightseeing tour. Discover Topkapi Palace and Sultans Graves! Hear the story about rich and powerful sultans and mysterious stories about the Palace. Finish with a visit to the Hagia Irene Church.
Istanbul Ottoman Relics Tour
Topkapi Palace and Harem is an extraordinary and secret palace. It is the largest sultan palace in Istanbul and also it was primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years.
The building is a typical example of Ottoman architecture and the rooms contain rich collections of porcelains, robes, weapons, shields, armors, Islamic calligraphic manuscripts and Ottoman treasures.
Hagia Irene Church: Built during the same period (4th century) as its neighbour the Hagia Sophia.The name Hagia Irene Church means ‘’Godly’’ or ‘’Holy Wisdom’’ in Greek. After the conquest of Istanbul it was incorporated into the grounds of Topkapı Palace and like many other churches was converted into a mosque. However there were no major changes made to the building structure.