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An ornately sculpted outer-wall gate leading into the inner precincts of the Topkapi Palace. The palace was built by Sultan Mehmed II in 1478 and was used as the seat of government. The original name is Saray-I Cedid, which means "the New Palace" as it is the second palace built in Istanbul by the Ottomans after the conquest of Constantinople in 1453. With its four courtyards, today it is the second largest palace complex in the World covering an overall area of 700,000 square meters. With its four courtyards, today it is the second largest palace complex in the world covering an overall area of 700,000 square meters.

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