Museums in Istanbul

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  • Ataturk International Airport
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  • Sultanahmet Mosque
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  • Topkapi (palace)
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  • Whether you're an art lover, history buff, culture vulture or just plain curious, the museums of Istanbul are not to be missed; especially those that reveal the soul of it... Such as the Archeology Museum, the Islamic Arts Museum and the Mosaic Museum.

    Unfortunatly, the arts museums of Istanbul are still not as developed compared to other metropolitan hubs. Arts Museums, whether Modern Arts or classic, still tend to host mostly exhibitions borrowed or lent from famous Museums abroad. Sabanci Museum and Pera Museum are among the best organizations that strive to bring together famous art pieces with art lovers.

    Have a look at cultural and arts museums of Istanbul as you plan your itinerary. Ottoman crafts may bewilder you more than you expect...

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    Topkapi Palace

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    Sultanahmet Meydanı

    Best ensemble palace and UNESCO World Heritage Site... read more

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    Istanbul Modern

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    Meclis-i Mebusan Cad. Liman Sahasý Antrepo No: 4

    Contemporary art museum in a converted warehouse atop Bosphorus... read more

    Istanbul Archaeology Museum (Arkeoloji Müzesi)

    Rahmi M Koç Museum, Hasköy Cad. No: 27, Istanbul 34445, Turkey
    Entrance in the first court of Topkapi Palace (second portal on the left after St. Irene) and up hill at the back of Gülhane Park

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

    At Meydanı 46

    Former Islamic Palace... read more

    Mosaic Museum

    Torun Sokak, close to Sultanahmet Square
    Entrance at Torun Sok., across from the entrance to the Sultanahmet Sarayi Hotel; accessible through Arasta Bazaar to the southeast of the Blue Mosque

    Byzantine mosaics belonging to Grand Palace of Constantinople... read more

    Eski Şark Eserleri Müzesi (Ancient Eastern Archeological Museum)

    Şark Eserleri Müzesi

    15,000 Archeological Pieces on Display... read more

    Pera Museum

    Meþrutiyet Caddesi 141

    The finest of Türkish culture... read more

    Sakip Sabanci Muzesi (SSM)

    42 Sakıp Sabancı Cd, Istanbul Province, Turkey

    Kariye Müzesi

    Kariye Türbesi Sk, 16-24

    Mosaics & Frescoes Museum... read more

    Rahmi Koc Industrial Museum

    Hasköy Caddesi No. 5 Sutluce

    History of Turkish Industry... read more
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