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Topkapı Palace (Topkapı Saraya Turkish or Turkish Ottoman طوبكابي بالاذي) is a palace in Istanbul, Turkey. From 1465 to 1853, it is urban residence, and principal official of the Ottoman sultan. The palace is built on the site of the acropolis of ancient Byzantium. It overlooks the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus and the Sea of Marmara. The name "Topkapı Saraya" means literally "palace of Canons of the door," after the name of a next door has disappeared. It covers 700,000 square meters (70 hectares) and is surrounded by five kilometers of ramparts.

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