Topkapi Palace Fourth Court

The unique garden, which expands towards the sea, was flowered and separated as a recreation and promenade. In one part of the garden, vegetables were grown to meet the needs of the palace. The wards of the gardeners here are XV. It must have been built after a century, because it is not mentioned in the sources of this period. There were pavilions built both inside the garden and outside the walls that cut the garden from the sea side. XV, where the palace was built. XIX from the middle of the century. Some of the mansions that were built until the 19th century do not exist today. These mansions were places where poetry and musical assemblies were gathered for the rulers to rest, and sometimes statesmen were invited and private meetings were held. In addition, ceremonies such as the start of education of princes were held in front of one of the garden pavilions. After the state ceremonies held in front of Bâbüssaâde and the festival procession, the sultan went to one of the garden mansions when he feasted with the members of the Enderun and Harem inside, where there were musical and poetic assemblies, and sports demonstrations were held in front of the mansion.

The most important buildings of this part IV. These are Revan and Baghdad mansions built by Murad. Although both mansions are inside the palace, IV. It is known that meetings were held with statesmen during the reign of Murad (see BAGDAT KÖŞKÜ; REVAN KÖŞKÜ). The small and open pavilion called Sultan İbrâhim arbor (İftâriye Köşkü) is the most striking structure of this part. XVIII. The Sofa Mansion, which is thought to have been built in the 19th century, is a structure based on the Tulip Garden wall and was also called the Mustafa Pasha Mansion. In the mansion, which is located in the main part of the palace, occasional ambassadors and statesmen were accepted. III. It was one of the mansions where the ruler rested and ate in Selim’s time.