Topkapi at your fingertips!
Making your way through the grand palace of the sultans has never been easier, or more fascinating!
Practical, concise, and packed with intriguing facts, this fully illustrated guide leads you step by step through Topkapi Palace, home of the Ottoman sultans for nearly four centuries. Detailed maps show you the layout of the land as you make your way from the Imperial Gate and the outer walls through each of the three courtyards, terraced gardens, and harem. An ideal introduction to the Ottoman imperial residence and the sultans, royal pages, eunuchs, and harem women who populated it, this book is both an ideal companion for curious Topkapi tourists and a must for the library of any Ottoman afficianado.