Istanbul Day 2 - After touring the main palace, we went to the Harem. The Harem itself is the home of the Sultan’s mother, wives, concubines, children, and their servants. This Harem wing was added at the end of the 16th century and offers a small glimpse (a lot of the areas were off limits) to how the women/children of the Sultan lived. What is nice is that most of the tourists and especially those in big tour groups do not buy tickets for this section, so if you want a little bit of peace and quiet as well as some shade from the sun…. this section is highly recommended!!