Throne Room / Imperial Hall

The Hall of the Sovereign / The Throne Hall The Hall of the Sovereign— which is located between the Privy Room of Sultan Murad III and the hammams—is the second largest domed space in the Harem, and, from written sources and panoramic paintings of Topkapı Palace, it is apparent that it was constructed sometime in the 1580s, after the Privy Room of Sultan Murad III. It was here that certain musical entertainments, celebrations, and ceremonies were held.
The structure’s current state reflects the various repairs and alterations undergone over the course of centuries. The ceramics stretching the length of the walls and decorated with various inscriptions were placed here following the fire of 1665, with the blue-white Dutch ceramics being set in the mid-18th century.