Topkapi Diamond | Istanbul

A five-kilometer wall surrounds the set of rooms that make up the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. From here, and for almost four hundred years, the sultan would lead an empire whose borders would reach, in the west, the gates of Vienna and, in the east, beyond the city of Baghdad.

The palace kitchens, with enough space to serve the almost five thousand palace residents in their moment of maximum splendor, house cabinets full of fantastic Ming dynasty Chinese dishes.

However, the piece of greatest value is a "cutlery", although, due to its precious material, it is located in a different room: the Topkapi Diamond, which, spoon-shaped -but without a handle- occupies the fifth position among the heaviest diamonds in the world, thanks to its 84 carat weight.