What is the Sultan's harem? First of all, this is accommodation for Sultan women - wives, concubines, slaves, and of course his mother and children. This place was closed for most people, only sultan could go there freely. The website diletant.media learned about the main features of the harem.
"Harem" in Arabic means "forbidden, sacred place". This word denoted the female half of the house in Muslim families, only women, eunuchs and the owner of the house could enter that part of the house.