Tag Archives: Istanbul

Ottoman Caftans

Ottoman Caftans Ottoman Caftan – Kaftan is the general term for a type of outer garment worn over trousers, whose length might cover the hips, reach to below the knees, or extend as far as the ankles. The side seams have vents to approximately twenty-five centimeters above the hem. As in other Ottoman garments, the […]

Grand Bazaar Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar (Turkish: Kapalıçarşı, that means “Covered Bazaar”; additionally: Turkish: Büyük Çarşı, that means “Grand Bazaar”) in Istanbul is one of the greatest and oldest lined markets in the world, with sixty one coated streets and over 3,000 stores which entice between 250,000 and four hundred,000 guests day by day.

Topkapi Palace

HISTORY OF TOPKAPI PALACE The Topkapı Palace (Turkish: Topkapı Sarayı or in Ottoman Turkish: طوپقپو سرايى) is a large palace in Istanbul, Turkey, that was the primary residence of the Ottoman Sultans for approximately 400 years (1465-1856) of their 624-year reign. As well as a royal residence, the palace was a setting for state occasions and royal entertainments. It is now a major tourist attraction […]