The Ottoman Palace or with its most known name The Topkapı Palace, noted for being one among the foremost stunning landscapes that compose Istanbul's skyline, a treasure hoarded wealth of history on the historical solid ground. After the the conquest of Istanbul in 1453, the development of the Topkapı Palace was started in 1460 by the order of Fatih Sultan Mehmet and was completed in 18 years.
Topkapı Palace, that wasn't designed at the same time with all the extra buildings but was enlarged with the supplementary buildings other till the nineteenth century.Topkapı Palace is founded in one amongst the oldest historical regions of Istanbul. Settled on the historical Istanbul Peninsula firma between the Marmara Sea, the Bosphorus and also the Golden Horn, the palace is one amongst the long-lasting and iconic structures of Istanbul. Having a total area of 700.000 square meters Topkapı Palace, was the executive, educational and creative center of the empire for about 4 centuries from Fatih Sultan Mehmet to Sultan Abdülmecid. Actually, it also hosted to dynasty for a very long period. By the mid of 19th century, the dynasty of Ottoman Empire gradually moved to Dolmabahçe Palace but nevertheless, Topkapı Palace kept still its importance.
After the modern Republic of Turkey was established, Topkapı Palace was converted into a museum in 1924. By this conversion Topkapı Palace has become the first museum of young Turkish Republic. As a result, currently it is one of the largest palace-museums in the world. Topkapi Palace is very impressive with its buildings, architecture, collections and almost having 300,000 archive documents. Please keep in mind that each year more than 2,5 million people visit Topkapı Palace. It is always said that even if you have a couple days in Istanbul, you have to visit this historical place.