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Travel-and-Leisure With a history that dates back to before the life-giving Bosphorus was even formed, there is no doubt Istanbul has enough artefacts and ancient relics to fill a host of museums. When you are staying in one of the best Istanbul hotels, one of the best things about the city is that when the summers really heat up, and likewise, when the winters get snowy-cold, you can pop into one of the numerous museums and spend some quality time immersing in its vibrant history and culture. Within very easy access of most of the best Istanbul hotels, are two of the finest examples – the Istanbul Archaeology Museum and the Topkapi Palace – neither of which should be missed by keen art and culture buffs. The Archaeology Museum Located at Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu Sokak, Gulhane, which is only a short distance away from many of the best Istanbul hotels, the Istanbul Archaeology Museum is a group of three museums, divided into the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of the Ancient Orient and the Museum of Islamic Art. Set in what were the gardens of the Topkapi Palace, the main archaeological museum was constructed in the late 1800s. The main museum has the Alexander Sarcophagus, believed to have been created for Alexander the Great, and the worlds oldest peace treaty. The tiled kiosk that was originally part of the Topkapi Palaces outer gardens is one of the oldest structures in the city and was .missioned by Mehmed II in 1472. It began as a museum for Turkish and Islamic art, but was incorporated into the museum group as a whole later. Topkapi Palace Synonymous with the city and visible from many of the best Istanbul hotels, you can almost not help but notice the large and imposing Topkapi Palace, as it peers out from its post behind a set of beautifully wrought gates. Mehmed II ordered construction of the new palace in 1459, in one of the most advantageous locations in the city, and it remained the main residence of the Sultans and their courts from 1465 though 1856. After the end of the Ottoman Empire in the early 1900s, the palace was made into a museum of the Imperial Era. You should plan to spend an entire day (or more) at the Topkapi Palace exploring the many courtyards and vast collection. The collection is world-renowned for its Ottoman and European Silverware, Holy relics, Weapons, Imperial Treasury, Portraits of the Sultans and the Sultans clothing. Also while at the Topkapi Palace, be sure to spend a bit of time in the harem (the translation of which means that which is kept safe). In the case of the palace harem, it referred to the apartments where the sultan and his family stayed in opulent splendour. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: