It was one of the major residences of Ottoman Sultans for 400 years. The Palace is situated in Istanbul, Turkey. The Topkapi Palace was constructed in the mid-15th century and gradually expanded over the decades.
Why it is special: The Topkapi Palace is one of the largest palaces in Istanbul. The Palace was also used for royal entertainments and state events. Designed in classic Baroque and Ottoman style of architecture, the Palace complex is made up of 4 main courtyards and smaller peaks. The Palace also contains many notable relics from the Muslim world.