Cultural sights in Istanbul
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Opened in 2009, this nationalistic display is a huge 360-degree painted panorama of the Conquest of Constantinople on 29 May 1453. It’s oddly old-fashioned, with no multimedia elements save a soundtrack, and only a few fake-looking props. Still, it’s worth a visit if only to witness the reverence with which Turks approach anything to do with this hugely significant event. The panorama is located outside the Topkapı Gate, where Mehmet the Conqueror had placed the giant cannon ( topkapı ) that was instrumental in his victory.