Fourth Courtyard

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Fourth Courtyard The gardens From the back of the third courtyard ramps lead down to a set of gardens and terraces. On the right-hand side…

Library of Ahmed 3

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Library of Ahmed III Immediately behind the Throne Room in the middle of the courtyard is the pretty little Library of Ahmed III which dates…

Third courtyard

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Third courtyard Pause now to consider the unlikely purpose once served by the third courtyard which was primarily a large school for civil servants when…

Imperial Hall

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Imperial Hall The Sultan's own suite of rooms was centered on the huge if faded and ecleltically decorated Hunkar Sofasi (Imperial Hall), the largest room…

The Harem

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The Harem Approached through the Carriage Gate, an inconspicuous doorway beyond the Divan, the harem, also known as the House of Felicity, is the part…