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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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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
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 central courtyard opposite Sultan Ahmad Mosque.
Let me put it this way, if you are really interested in objects of the early rulers of Turkey and other parts of the region and read Arabic or Ottoman, you will spend 2-3 hours.
I visited the museum before and after the renovation; I think they did an excellent job.
I hope that helps. Enjoy the Istanbul Atmosphere, and remember, It was the the greatest city is the world for a long time. You will never be able to cover everything. I have been there four time, each for 1-3 weeks, and still have many yet to see ;)