They and the curtains which connect them once formed a stronghold built by Mohammed II on the ruins of a former castle.
He was great also as a legislator, and his work completed that of Mohammed II.
It now extends from near the east of the mosque of Mohammed II.
The serpentine column consists of three serpents twisted together: the heads are gone, Mohammed II.
Along the walls of one room were exhibited the costumes of the various sultans from Mohammed II to the present.