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Tekfur Palace

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The last building from Blarkernai palaces complex from Byzantine era, Tekfur Palace is located in  Edirnekapı and Egrikapı ramparts. Blakernai name comes from Blaherne district in Byzantine era.

The actual year that palace was built is unknown but according to some sources, palace was built after Christ by the order of Porfirogenetos.

After the conquest of Istanbul, palace is used for some time, then it is used as a zoo in the end of 17th century.

At the beginning of 18th century, palace is used as ceramic atelier and turned into glass fabric in 19th century.

The famous "Spoonmaker's Diamond" is found at the trash of the palace. 

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