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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 #53 of 633 attractions in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I went there last week and it was closed... and I think its gonna take a while for restoration. But the museum looks nice.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Shanghai, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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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Turkey
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Somehow, this museum gets lost amidst in the shadow of the Blue Mosque, but it's definitely worth the visit. We did fine on our own without a tour. Pieces are well-marked. Amazing, gorgeous Koran display. Also has an entire room of impressive textiles.

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antwerp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The most interesting and beautiful Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum will be closed until at least 29 Dec 2013 due to essential maintenance works.So take the reviews from the last weeks on this museum with a great grain off salt!

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Istanbul, Turkey
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

As an Istanbuler ,one of my most favourite courtyards in town.Museum and artifacts on display are wonderful and well worth the visit.But...you should also sit in its courtyard and have a coffee and think of old times ,long gone...

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