Tophane

Details

Catalogue: 
Ottoman Gardens
Authors: 
Nurhan Atasoy; Seyit Ali Kahraman
Country: 
Turkey
City: 
Istanbul

Source

  • Travel Account, 17th century

Garden Description

Evliya Çelebi (Seyahatnâmesi, 1:134a) describes Tophane as follows: There are thousands of big palaces with gardens and orchards, vineyards, along with prosperous houses and waterfront mansions. Most of the citizens of Tophane are merchants, grocers, seafarers, and artillerymen. In addition to closely packed, narrow houses, there were palaces with gardens, orchards, and vineyards.