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Address: Next to New Mosque | Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey
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This royal palace of the Sultan is located next to the New Mosque, and...

This royal palace of the Sultan is located next to the New Mosque, and showcases intricate woodwork, ceramic tiling and decorative calligraphy.

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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 to see an exhibition of modern calligraphy downstairs. Out of nosiness we went... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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 glass, full of atmosphere,and a sense of calm. As it was on a day when... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 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 the walk way and take a left immediately when the walk way ends. If its... More 

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Kusadasi, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 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 a rest after a long service in Ramadan nights. If it was built on the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 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 the tiles..

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