Topkapı Culture park is the address of the prosperity of the Ottoman lineage that ended an era and started a new one, made a history of conquest, Mehmed II was renamed as the Conqueror, Byzantium, Istanbul and the hearts were captured, that grew bigger and bigger under the shade of a mountain that covers the horizon in Söğüt, opened a groove in the city walls in 1453 and converted to a great plane tree there.
The morning of May 29, 1453 was immortalised by virtue of good efforts by the Mayor Kadir Topbaş at Topkapı Culture Park, the area where the conquest was dreamt of, as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan supported the construction so that we set out on a journey through the history and remember the never-ending story of the city of Istanbul.
Panorama 1453 Museum of History was opened by on January 31, 2009 upon participation of the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Istanbul metropolitan Municipality gained the museum for our city. As it is situated across the city walls of Topkapı-Edirnekapı where the siege took place, Panorama 1453 Museum of History functions as the gateways that open up the city of Istanbul to the history, and is operated by Kültür A.Ş. Honoured by intense interests from the people following the opening, the cultural venue has been visited Abdullah Gül, the President of Republic, in addition to many significant figures of the state recently.
As İBB Kültür A.Ş., we freeze the historical moment through Panorama 1453 Museum of History, which will definitely shed light to our past and present, and bestow it as a gift to the future.
We hope that your enthusiasm for the conquest remains as fresh and permanent as is, and gives inspiration for the conqueror of the future…