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Archaeological Museum of Izmir

Address: Halit Rifat Pasa Caddesi 4. Konak, Izmir, Turkey
Phone Number: 90 0232 484-8324
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Ranked #19 of 65 Attractions in Izmir
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum houses many fine sculptures and antiquities discovered in Izmir and other neighboring...
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Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum houses many fine sculptures and antiquities discovered in Izmir and other neighboring ancient cities.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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268 reviews 268 reviews
225 attraction reviews
473 helpful votes 473 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Located fairly close to the Konak Metro Station is the Izmir Museum of Archeology.On a recent visit,II learned many interesting things about the Greek,Roman,and Antonian Periods in present day Asian Turkey.I saw fine sculptings in marble and bronze from ancient Hellenistic communities such as;Statue of Running Athlete in bronze found in Kyme,Statue of Demeter in bronze found in Bodrum,and Statue... More 

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Antalya, Turkey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Old building, modern approach. you can rent a listening device that explains about all of the items inside. this one of the best museums in europe in terms of artifect. give 3 hours. if you finish climbing the hill behind the museum (street-outside of museum) you end up with a superb view.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Archaeological Museum is exceptional and worth spending a couple hours there. The artifacts and exhibits are well presented, explained and displayed. The museum was a little difficult to find in that there is a major tunnel construction project nearby.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

When I visited last week (Wednesday afternoon) I was the only person there apart from the staff. It was wonderful to look around without masses of visitors, but I get the feeling that this is not unusual as the cruise tours seem to go straight to Ephesus and Pergamon without offering tours of the city itself. Even passengers on the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Enjoyed seeing the ancient jewelry and sculptures, although most were headless. So sad to see such beautiful works so damaged. Probably take about an hour at the most to see the two floors that are open.

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Toronto
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Well worth a visit, including in the middle of a hot day. The exhibits are well organized and the blasts of cold air are a relief. We we well prepared for the visit to Ephesus the next day.

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Izmir, Turkey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

this museum is one of the most splendid museums in the area not crowded low admission fees well designed ramps for wheelchairs covers items from ancient Smyrna Ephesus Pergamum and other ancients cities hıghly advise to visit

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Aarhus, Denmark
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The museum tries to tell the story of Western Anatolia generally, and the region around Izmir specifically from the early bronze age, through Hellenism and the Roman era up to the Byzantine period. The ground floor was closed, but I got a chance to see the sculptures, the ceramics and the Treasure Chamber. I liked, that e.g. stone sculptures on... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Well worth visiting. We only saw 3 other people during our visit on a Saturday. Don't miss the statues in the courtyard between the museums.

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14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This museum has a lot of interesting antiquities that I enjoyed seeing. The gold jewellery and coins exhibit was especially good. W also visited the adjacent Ethnology museum (on the same ticket) and you could view beautiful rugs, embroidered clothes and home ares as well as rooms from the 19th century Turkyie. Wonderful!

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