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Museums in Istanbul

Istanbul, the old Constantinople, has many things to offer to the person who wants to explore it. Istanbul does not become as its historic rival Venice, in a museum city, although it was pretty important and was the capital of the Ottoman Empire and has collected a lot of treasuries that every museum in the world may want, here a list of the most important museums of the city.
  • The Basilica of Santa Sophia, it is one of the finest museums of all times and these days the construction is also known as Aya sofya. It is open for the public to visit it from Tuesday to Sunday.

  • The archeological museums, you can visit them just at the entrance of the Topkapi Palace, the museums has acquired recently the sarcophagus of Alexander. It is open for the public from Tuesday to Sunday.

  • The Irene’s Museum, the place where this museum is located now, was a church before just like Aya Sofya. You can visit this museum from Tuesday to Sunday.

  • The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, it is located in a dark stone building and was the greatest private building constructed during the Ottoman Empire. When you visit it you can see collection of magnificent artifacts, such as: miniatures, ceramics, calligraphy, metalwork, textiles and many more. It is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday.

  • Museum of Turkish Carpets, it is located across the street from the Ibrahim Pasa Palace, where you can expect to see amazing carpets from all over turkey. It is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday.

  • The Mosaic Museum, you can see here exceptional fine mosaics from the fifth and sixth century in situ that are from the Great Palace of the Byzantine Emperors. It is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday.

  • The Kariye Museum, it is the second most important monument only after Ayasofya because it has an amazing architecture and also it has amazing frescoes in its walls that describe the life of Christ and Virgin Mary. It is open to the public from Wednesday to Monday.

These museums are a nice places to know how to Type turkish terms and symbols.

Best Museums in Istanbul

Archaeological Museum

Archaeological Museum

It houses many objects of extraordinary richness...
The Ataturk Museum

The Ataturk Museum

It is located in Sisli district of Istanbul...
Asiyan Museum

Asiyan Museum

It is the famous house of the poet Tevfik Fikret built in 1906...
Museum of Painting and Sculpture

Museum of Painting and Sculpture

It shows the largest collections of painting and sculpture in all Turkey...
City Museum

City Museum

It is located within the gardens of the Yildiz Palace...
Military Museum

Military Museum

It shows ancient cannons, costumes, and weaponry from Ottoman Empire...
Modern Arts Museum

Modern Arts Museum

It is one of the greatest museums in Istambul. It has the largest collection of modern art...



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