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Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts (Turk Ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), Istanbul

Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts (Turk Ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) - Istanbul, Turkey
Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts (Turk Ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)
At Meydanı 46, Istanbul, TurkeyMap
+90 212 518 18 05
Neighborhood: Sultanahmet
Overview

In Sultanahmet, there is no worry of running out of historic sites to see. On the Hippodrome, across from the Blue Mosque is the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, which houses artwork, carpets, ceramics, calligraphy, Kur'ans, and other odds and ends from the ancient Ottoman and Seljuk eras. This restored palace built by Sultan Suleyman The Magnificant's Grand Vezir, Ibrahim Pasha, dates back to the early 1500's. Although most of the palace has been restored, much of the foundation from this ancient time period is miraculously still intact. There is also a cafe located in the beautiful garden at this famous palace, so stop in and picture yourself living the lavish life of an Ottoman Emperor.

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Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts (Turk Ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) General Information
  • Open Hours: Sunday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
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