Ottoman Istanbul—Mosques, Palaces, Bazaars
Lecture no. 24 from the course: The Great Tours: Greece and Turkey, from Athens to Istanbul
Taught by Professor John R. Hale | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses
Finally, ponder the origins and planning of the Topkapi Palace, jeweled seat of the Ottoman sultans. Penetrate the layers of the palace, from the grand courts to the royal kitchens and harem. Conclude with visits to the Blue Mosque, hammams (baths), Grand Bazaar, and vistas of the mystic city from the Bosphorus.