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“Good place to understand the conquest of Istanbul” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Panorama 1453

Panorama 1453
TopkapI Kultur ParkI Merkez Efendi Mahallesi, Istanbul, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
0212 415 1453
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Ranked #36 of 503 Attractions in Istanbul
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Good place to understand the conquest of Istanbul”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

You start to read about history of conquest step by step. It was a pity not to have any other languages besides Turkish on the wall. So you have to take one of the audioguides provided at entarance. Finally when you reach to ladders heading to a mysterious place i guess you will be amazed by the visuals and the sounds. It's a 3d live dome creates battle field. So you wil feel like you are on the ground of istanbul 560 years ago.. Unfortunately this amazing atmosphere is really small room. It would be better if they would have more of those domes connested to each other. Anyway , my opinion, it's worth to visit .

Visited September 2013
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nagpur,india
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“Great Historical Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

One who loves history must see this museum.It is the panoramic view of the battle of Mehmet and its quite exciting and you have a feeling as if you yourself is playing the battle and you are on the warfield.Its a great audio-visual show of a turkish battle.It shows you the horses,weapons ,soldiers,swords,the heroes,the fires,clouds and what not.It was a great experience to me.I had specifically gone to see this.Its amazing istanbul attraction.

Visited May 2013
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“Nice panorama about the conquest of Constantinople”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

This panorama makes the battle of Mehmet the Conquerer come alive, although you know it is fake and there is too much going on the painting. Also the Turks are the heros, as you might expect, like the conquered it without any effort but that aside it is a very nice made panorama, giving lots of information about the different types of soldiers and functions in the army at the time. It can be easily reached by tramway. Get out at the Topkapi stop.

Visited August 2013
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“fantastic attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

worth traveling out of the centre of Istanbul to go and see this mueseum, You really feel as though you are on the battle ground of this war, absolutly brilliant

Visited June 2013
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“Great place if you love history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Panorama 1453 history museum is a must see for historians, only a short ride on the Metro to Topeka 3TL, entrance fee is 10TL, it's worth getting the Audio guide for 5TL as the placards are all in Turkish, the numbers on the placards are misleading, don't know if you are starting or finishing, but once you go up the stairs, lifts are available, all is forgiven, this is the best recreation of a battlefield we have ever seen, it is the only historic Panoramic dome in the world, once you get over the wow factor, you start to take in the painting with the realistic settings with commentary depending on where you stand, this is an awesome piece of art, below you are the cannons with the 600mm canon balls that take 12 men to load, replica battle weapons are scattered all over the place.....must see.

Visited July 2013
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