The place is considered that Fatih Sultan Mehmet had used here to bring its fleet into the Marmara sea during the conquest of Constantinople. The palace was built over sea, by filling the waters with tons and tons of concrete which had taken 13 years to finish. In the times it was built, the Palace was used as a headquarter for governing the kingdom. Now it is an amazing museum! The garden is worth of seeing and drinking a cup of tea is invaluable!