I knew almost nothing about the palace and how it evolved during the Ottoman Empire. Through Tiago's engaging and well-organized presentation, I came away ready to visit Istanbul, whenever I can travel again! His passion for the topic is contagious and I enjoyed his style.
Fascinating look at Topkapi ... a surprising background to me.
The amount of information and facts overwhelmed me on the Topkapi Palace and the Imperial Harem. I would have been just as engaged if the major focus was just on explaining what a Harem was in the Ottoman Empire.
Mr. Neiva’s background in architecture and Islamic art really shines in the fascinating lecture. Well researched and very accessible at the same time. His lecture on the Alhambra was also marvelous. Looking forward to his next class.