Sublime Porte

Sublime Porte information

Istanbul , Turkey
Alemdar Caddesi
Getting there
Tram: Gülhane
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This outrageously curvaceous rococo gate leads into the precincts of what was once the grand vizierate, or Ottoman prime ministry, known in the West as the Sublime Porte thanks to this flamboyant entrance. Today the buildings beyond the gate hold various offices of the İstanbul provincial government (the Vilayeti).