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Tophane-i Amire(cannon Foundry)

Built in the 15 th Century, the Tophane-i Amire (Imperial Artillery) buil¬ding was used for over 450 years as a foundry producing cannons for the Ottoman Empire. In the 16th cen¬tury the building was enlarged by Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, and in the 18th century a water cis¬tern was built to provide water for the surrounding district. After the establishment of the Tur¬kish Republic the Tophane-i Amire remained under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence until 1992, when it was transferred to Mimar Sinan University. Meeting FacilitiesAvailable for exhibitions, fairs, concerts, stage performances, dinner receptions and cocktail parties. With an area of 1022 sqm, this historic building has a capacity of 300 people for banquets and 600 people for cocktail parties.

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