Gate of Felicity at Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
A stone banner marks the spot where the Sultan's Holy Banner stood during the Ottoman Empire, just outside the Gate of Felicity. On a peninsula overlooking both the Bosphorus Strait and the Golden Horn, Topkapi Palace was the primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for approximately 400 years (1465–1856) of their 624-year reign over Constantinople and the Ottoman Empire. Today it is one of Istanbul's primary tourist attractions.
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- Topkapi Palace: Palace Grounds / Istanbul, Turkey