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“Good display of mosaic from the Byzantine empire” 4 of 5 stars
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Mosaic Museum
Torun Sok., Istanbul, Turkey
0212/518-1205
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Ranked #96 of 1,271 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
London
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“Good display of mosaic from the Byzantine empire”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

A visit to the Mosaic Museum won't take long but is worthwhile for an impressive display of its kind. It is near the Blue Mosque. It is also part of the Museum Card in terms of entry being covered by the card. All the panels require closer inspection to appreciate the detail of real and imagined creatures.

Visited November 2012
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“It could be much better”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The mosaic collection is very interesting, but the museum is bad maintained and does not have the ideal illumination and arrangement of the mosaics. It's expensive for what they are offering.

Visited November 2012
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Peaks Island, Maine
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“beautiful mosaics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The best display of antique mosaics we saw in either Turkey or Greece. Truly beautiful, displayed in a small museum near a small bazaar in Sultanhamet.

Visited October 2012
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“Something really special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

This little museum is built around an amazing Byzantine mosaic floor. The subtlety of the mosaic shadings and the charm of the animals and people portrayed and the imagination of the combinations is a joy to behold. There are very good descriptions of the scenes depicted but also of the whole discovery and restoration process. And the place is nearly empty so you can really look around at your leisure. It's right next to the Arasta Bazaar. It may just have been my favourite sight in Istanbul, it's that good.

Visited October 2012
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“Very interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Just a small museum but a very good collection of mosaics. Living in Fife, we were delighted to read that the University of St Andrews were involved in preserving the mosaics.

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