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Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)

At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #83 of 646 attractions in Istanbul
Type: Art Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum showcases Islamic calligraphy, tiles and rugs and recreates rooms or dwellings from Turkish cultures, particularly... more » Owner description: The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum showcases Islamic calligraphy, tiles and rugs and recreates rooms or dwellings from Turkish cultures, particularly nomadic groups. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Heard that a good collection of rugs are here, but the museum is still closed :(, will check that this is open first before i travel to Istanbul again, i feel that maybe the price of the museum pass should be reduced though, it's only fair

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Museum seems to have been expected to re-open in 2014, but it is still closed and there was no info for re-opening schedule (seems pretty common in Istanbul). I have visited this place 3 years ago and back then it was a nice place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Museum is still closed for renovations... not sure when it will reopen but hopefully soon!!! Been in Istanbul twice in past 6 months and really want to visit it!!

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I really enjoyed the curating and focus of this museum. It is peaceful, well laid out, and really kind of a gem. They have a beautiful courtyard and building overall - the team room is lovely! An exquisite rug and calligraphy collection, among other things. A great view as well!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We visited Istanbul in January 2012 and I am so very glad we visited this exquisite little gem. The museum is housed in a former palace of Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, who was the first grand vizier to Suleiman the Magnificent, and husband of the Sultan's sister, Hatice Sultan. You are greeted with a beautiful courtyard. Go to evey level, every... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I really wanted to see this place but it was closed - I had looked it up before flying in to Turkey, you would think it would be noted that it was closed on the official websites to keep people informed... anyway FYI it is closed to the end of the year I believe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It was closed for renovation when I went there about 2 weeks ago. So if you plan to go Istanbul recently, be careful about that. Luckily this museum is so close to the blue mosque, so it won't cost you much time to make sure about it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This museum is one of the unsung heroes of Istanbul. Tucked away in a park next to the Blue Mosque, it has a reasonable entrance price and once inside, the glory of the Islamic world under the Turks is opened out to the viewer. On the bottom floor it has a display of ancient Turkish lifeways. It is chock ful... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Turkish Cultures Museum at Ankara Pass on the visit to Turkish Cultures Museum.  Overall satisfaction score  (0-10).         3.0 There is only one room open to the public and 90% of the collection is closed, so there isn't much to see. The other rooms will be close for two years or that was what the guide told... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I did not like it was not like a museum more like islam advertorial I am dissappointed with the place

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