The imperial residence of the ottoman empire for 400 years still survives with its all glory. Strategical location of palace is one of the best spot that you can observe golden horn and bosphorus with strait of Marmara. Finest architecture of the ottomans with different rooms,garden and towers. Some of the rooms contains large number of porcelains,weapons,robes,miniatures and ottoman jewellery and treasures.
Note: harem section where was used as private apartments of the sultan has an extra enterence fee costs 15 $ . there were 400 rooms where used to belong seperatly to the mother of sultan(valide sultan) ,concubines and wives of the sultan and rest of his family.
Hippodrome of constantinople
It was the social center and sporting area of the city during the byzantine reign. Hippodrome was used for horse racing chariot racing. Big crowds used to watch these organizations from the seating rows of hipodromme which had 100000 capacity of spectators. It was buit in 324 AD by constantine. The Wall obelisk,the serpent column,the obelisk of thutmosis 3 and fauntain of wilhem 2 are displayed around the area.
One of the largest covered markets in the World with 4000 shops and 60 streets and welcomes between 300.000 and 500.000 visitors Daily. Bazaar is so well known for its painted ceramics, carpets,jewellery,spices,souvenirs and antique stores. İt was constructed between 1455 and 1461 by the order of 2.mehmet the conquerer. İt has four different main gate and its not hard to get lost thats why its important to keep the name of the gate where you came in and will met with your guide at the same gate