Topkapi is located in the Fatih area on the Golden Horn on the European side of Istanbul. It was named based on the Topkapi Palace's name, which was turned into a museum in 1924. This Area contains the most important historical landmarks of Istanbul, including Sultanahmet Square, Aksaray, Eminonu, and Yenikapi ports. There are departure stations for ships that transport passengers by sea between the European and Asian sides of the city. Topkapi is well-known for its strong infrastructure, "metro lines, trams, Metrobus and a varied transportation network," and many public hospitals and universities, including Istanbul University, the oldest in the country. There are also some historical markets such as the Egyptian market, weekly bazaars, and restaurants, especially Arabic restaurants.