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Tekfur Palace

-Attractions October 17, 2016
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tekfur-palace

Tekfur Palace is between Eğrikapı and Edirnekapı, From Blackhernai Palace complex used at the last period of Byzantine, only Tekfur pavilion at its south has remained today. It is assumed that it belongs to 13th century. On the East-West direction, only the body walls remain of the palace with a rectangular plan and adjacent to the walls. Its fron side overlooks a courtyard at the direction of the Golden Horn.

With its architectural structure and window orders, it is understood that it had three floors. The first floor is the entrance floor that is higher than the other floors and that opens to the courtyard with four vaults. It is divided by three columns in two lines of which only the base remains today.

The widow arches of the structure are its ornamentation with the red brick and white stone mixture. The front of the courtyard is bonded with stone and bricks and the south front it is bonded with cut stone. At its south front, thre are only the windows of the highest floor and it strikes attention with its balcony that bulges outside.

Address: Tekfur Sarayı, Şişhane Avenue No: 100 Edirnekapı

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