Founded by Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror in 1478, Topkapı Palace Museum, which opened the doors of the public with the order of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on October 9, 1924, is one of the most frequented places of tourists today. To mention the history of Topkapı Palace, which is high in spiritual and historical values.
It was used as the residence of the Sultan in the administrative center of the State for about 380 years until the construction of the Dolmabahçe Palace. After the construction of the Dolmabahçe Palace, the Topkapi Palace, where the sultans stayed, was evacuated. Following this incident, this palace, which was also used by the staff of Topkapı Palace for a while, was started to be visited by the Sultan and his family during the holidays.
Topkapi Palace opened its doors for the first time as Sultan Abdülmecit (1839-1861) almost as if it had been touched, but || After Abdülhamid (1876-1909) was demolished, it was not possible to open the doors to the Topkapı Palace only on Sundays and Tuesdays.
On April 3, 1924, Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ‘s order was restored to be opened for public visit and started to serve in the name of Treasury Directorate. Following the necessary precautions for visitors to visit, Topkapı Palace was opened as a museum on October 9, 1924.
This palace is used as a museum and restored regularly every year. You will not be able to understand how the time passes in the face of the unique view of the Bosphorus and the astonishment of Ottoman culture. So it is advisable that you should start the day early. The number of tourists who visit Topkapı Palace is increasing every year and our history is keeping us alive. The Topkapı Palace Museum, which is one of the important and absolutely must-see places that reflects the future of our city, is the excitement, mystery, sadness etc. It is an important place to spend time in complex emotions. Except Tuesdays, other days of the week meet with visitors.