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Small but beautifully formed.

How did I miss this on previous visits?No-one had ever mentioned it. My friend and I wandered in... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2016
If Open - a must see

This is amazing! Its full of Iznik tiles, the receiving area of kings, dignitaries and the sultan... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2015
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Sep 30, 2016
“Small but beautifully formed.”
Sep 23, 2015
“If Open - a must see”
This royal palace of the Sultan is located next to the New Mosque, and showcases intricate woodwork, ceramic tiling and decorative calligraphy.
Next to New Mosque | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

How did I miss this on previous visits?No-one had ever mentioned it. My friend and I wandered in to see an exhibition of modern calligraphy downstairs. Out of nosiness we went to see what was upstairs. It is totally stunning, with Iznik tiles and stained...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is amazing! Its full of Iznik tiles, the receiving area of kings, dignitaries and the sultan, Here is how to find it, When you are looking at the front of the New Mosque look to the left, you will see a tunnel, go through...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed April 11, 2015

Hunkar Kasrı is indivudual section in mosques & in public buildings in Ottoman architecture specifically designed for the sultans & royal family members to stop for a short break before going into mosques to pray, to accept high officials or cabinet ministers and to have...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

This place is small but full of wonderful Iznik tiles. You can feel the sultan there reading the Kuram and enjoying a nice chat. The rooms are delicately decorated and you can see a real toilet. Look at the different shape of the trees on...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the
Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in
search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name
jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed
cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow
streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to
the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the
evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside
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