Topkapi Palace in Istanbul Seraglio, during its 400-year history of the Ottoman Empire for 600 years, which is used as the state’s administrative center and the palace of the Ottoman sultans lived. Close to 4,000 people once lived in.
Topkapi Palace was built in 1478 by Sultan Mehmed II, Abdülmecit Dolmabahce Palace, the administration of the state to make up the center for about 380 years and has been the official residence of the Ottoman sultans. The palace was repaired from time to time. Visited by the sultan and his family during Ramadan Holy Relics Department has been given a special attention to making the annual maintenance.
M.² like area of about 700,000 current palace is situated in an area of 80,000 m² of establishment. Topkapi Palace, Dolmabahce Palace, the palace of the people, was evacuated by the start living Yildiz Palace and other palaces. After being abandoned by the Sultans, Topkapı Palace where many officials live it has never lost its importance.