Topkapı Pailace

(Reguidit frae Topkapı Palace)

The Topkapı Pailace (Turkis: Topkapı Sarayı[2] or in Ottoman: طوپقاپو سرايى) is a lairge pailace in Istanbul, Turkey, that wis the primar residence o the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years (1465–1856) o thair 624-year ring.[3]

Topkapı Pailace
Topkapı Sarayı
طوپقاپو سرايى
Topkapi Palace Seen From Harem.JPG
Topkapı Pailace from the Bosphorus
Topkapı Pailace is locatit in Istanbul
Topkapı Pailace
Location in Istanbul
General information
TeepPalace (1453–1853), accommodation for ranked officers (1853–1924), museum (1924–present)
Airchitectural styleOttoman, Baroque
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Coordinates41°0′46.8″N 28°59′2.4″E / 41.013000°N 28.984000°E / 41.013000; 28.984000
Construction stairtitmid-15t century
ClientOttoman sultans
AinerTurkis state
Technical details
Structural seestemvarious law biggins surroondin coortyairds, pavilions an gairdens
Size592,600 tae 700,000 m2 (6,379,000 tae 7,535,000 sq ft)
Design an construction
AirchitectMehmed II, Alaüddin, Davud Ağa, Mimar Sinan, Sarkis Balyan[1]


  1. director; Batur, editor Afife (2006). Historic peninsula. Istanbul: Chamber of Architects of Turkey Istanbul Metropolitan Branch. pp. 65–6. ISBN 9753958994.CS1 maint: extra text: authors leet (link)
  2. Pronoonced Turkis pronunciation: [ˈtopkapɯ saraˈjɯ].
  3. Simons, Marlise (1993-08-22). "Center of Ottoman Power". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-04.