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Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi): Tours & Tickets

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The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum showcases Islamic calligraphy, tiles and rugs and recreates rooms or dwellings from Turkish cultures, particularly nomadic groups.
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MeydanI Sok. No:46 | Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi,, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 18 05
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We left the visit to this museum to the end of our holiday. Maybe it was a smart idea since we weren't able to pay another visit to this enchanting place. Istanbul has so many treasures that it is impossible to spend to much time...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited a number of museums around Istanbul, this one impressed me the most in terms of the variety on display and the presentation

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jane h
Reviewed 10 September 2019

Went to visit museum which is very near to the blue mosque. To tell the truth, I was underwhelmed. There were not a huge amount of exhibits and what was on show was of limited interest to me. A nice walkthrough of the centres of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rdalgleish
Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

After watching Muhteşem Yüzyıl ( life of Kanuni Sultan Süleyman) we wanted to visit this palace where sister of Süleyman Hatice and his Sadrazam İbrahim Paşa got married and lived. It is indeed a walk through Turkish and Islamic world. The rooms are well designed...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Devran83
Reviewed 27 August 2019 via mobile

We decided to spend our Wednesday visiting the top museum attractions in the sultanahmet area of Istanbul ie Topkapi, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Mosque). Before I review this museum, here's a quick tip unless you DON'T plan to visit all the museums...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank lakhster
Reviewed 11 August 2019

This was not a wildly popular museum, only a few visitors when I visited it in the afternoon. Very nicely air-conditioned, which was very welcoming. The displays were organized in a chronological order, and there were plenty of interesting objects including manuscripts from the famed...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 10 August 2019

I was expecting more religious exhibits, but the emphasis here is on history rather than Islam. We have been to Jordan in 2011 and only in this museum have I seen a detailed explanation of how the desert palaces in that area came to be...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank jmeem42016
Reviewed 8 August 2019

Located near the Hippodrome next to the Blue Mosque, this museum (also known as the Pasha Palace) was once the palace to the 16th century Grand Vizier of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, Ibrahim Pasha. The museum is well laid out with rooms housing fascinating examples...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Stephalopogous
Reviewed 27 July 2019

Wow, loved this museum. The calligraphy is just stunning and so old. A beautifully layed out museum good English information boards. Dont miss the lower level gallerys with lifestyle displays to the left of the courtyard, then venture into the hippodrome excavation area.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Nola C
Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

We visited the museum because it has the relics of the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W on display, it was spiritually uplifting with a great calmness experience to be in the presence of the Prophet s.a.w relics. You can buy the tickets direct from the museum's ticket...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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20 February 2017|
Response from urkmezmert | Reviewed this property |
I checked the website and there is no information about maintenance now. I guess it should be completely open to visit. But better to email them !
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Response from Abdul A | Reviewed this property |
Yes pictures but no vid cam
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Response from ThegilaniAK | Reviewed this property |
I was there for just over two hours. It was not crowded at all, but the manuscripts and articles from various ruling dynasties were fascinating to my wife and I.We relaxed and got drinks from the cafe at the second floor... More