Courtyard IV

The Sofa Pavilion (Kara Mustafa Pasha Pavilion) Though the exact date of the initial construction of this pavilion is unknown, it is sometimes called the Sofa Pavilion due to the fact that it was built sometime during the 1676-83 grand viziership of Kara Mustafa Pasha. Two inscriptions on the building reveal that it underwent restoration during the reigns of Sultan Ahmed III (r. 1703-30) and Sultan  Mahmud I (r. 1730-54). The most important work in Sofa Pavilion’s inventory is a gold-... ...More
The Mosque Of The Hall / The Sofa Mosque It is thought that the Mosque of the Hall was constructed in the time of Sultan Mahmud II (r. 1808-39) following the demolition of the Chamberlain’s Pavilion. The inscription on the door of the mosque states that it underwent restoration in 1858, during the reign of Sultan Abdülmecid. Currently, the mosque is open for any visitors who might like to perform their regular prayers here.  
The Mecidiye Pavilion is the most recent building at Topkapı Palace. It was commissioned by Sultan Abdülmecit in 1859 to Serkis Balyan, the architect of the Dolmabahçe Palace. Initially called the New Kiosk, it was later named the Mecidiye Kiosk with reference to Sultan Abdülmecit who had it built.  It was erected on the vaulted basement of the Third Place and Tent Kiosks dating from the 15th century; certain parts of the basement walls and foundations underneath date from the Byzantine... ...More
Tower Of The Chief Physician / Tower Of The Chief Tutor The Tower of the Chief Tutor, built atop the walls encircling the palace, was constructed in the time of Sultan Mehmed II (r. 1451-81). This two-storey tower acquired its current appearance following alterations made in the time of Sultan Abdülmecid (r. 1839-61). Each of its four sides contains a window, and there is an iron door on the tower’s front side. Inside the tower and just to the right of the entrance is a door behind which a... ...More
Garment Room / Wardrobe Chamber was built at the same time with the Mecidiye Kiosk at the middle 19th century in european style