Tekfur Sarayi1 Vote Currently Open
- Address: Ayvansaray Mahallesi, 34087 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Palace
If you are intrigued by history and culture of bygone era, then you must visit the Tekfur Sarayi in Istanbul. This ancient palace is also known locally as the Porphyrogenitus Palace, and is a glaring example of the Byzantine era architecture. Carbon dating has revealed that this palace was built in the 13th century and thus, it holds a special significance for historians and scholars who study civilizations. Owing to the restoration works from time to time, you might not be able to access the inside of the Tekfur Sarayi, but you should have a good look at the external façade nevertheless. The entire complex is huge and part of it will be developed into a museum.
How to Reach Tekfur Sarayi
- Bus 75M to stop Edirnekapi
- Bus 33ES/ 36CE/ 41Y/ 44B/ 48E/ 55T/ 99/ 399B to stop Balat