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

636 Reviews

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

636 Reviews
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MeydanI Sok. No:46 Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi,, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
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90-Minute Istanbul Bosphorus Cruise, Free Refreshment and Audio Guide App

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Join one of the best Bosphorus boat tours in Istanbul and admire the cosmopolitan city from a completely different perspective while enjoying the beautiful views of the Orient and the Occident at the same time. <br><br>Your Istanbul Welcome Card Marine Officer will welcome you at the pier and help you on the boat, hand you over our Bosphorus tour plan and explain you what will see on the boat tour. <br><br>Bosphorus Boat Tour<br><br>The Bosphorus is 32km long, separates Europe from Asia and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea. Cruise along the Bosphorus between Asia and Europe and discover Istanbul tourist attractions, magnificent palaces, ancient castles, and other historical sites, as well as fine seaside residences and the Bosphorus bridge. Furthermore, you will have a glance at the spectacular pieces of authentic civic architecture on the European and Asian coast.<br><br>Our boat is departing hourly, if you should miss your departure time you can join the next departing boat.
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ZenHealer7 wrote a review Nov 2020
Asheville, North Carolina2,344 contributions1,451 helpful votes
The building (an old palace) in which the museum is housed is more interesting than the museum itself. It is mainly a chronological history of the Islamic evolution from Muhammad onward. The few artifacts and displays are not very interesting.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Mamun K wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom152 contributions93 helpful votes
When I read it's an 'art' museum I thought it would just have art in it, but that's not the case. Wife and I were pleasantly surprised at how interesting this place was, by 'art' they mean clothes and all the expensive style jewelries/rugs etc the Ottoman Empire used to own. We were very pleased to have visited this museum. I would highly recommend it, you could also see the swords and weapons the Ottoman empire used to use in battles. I think it was 70 lira pp which is very reasonable as the lira is weak atm, and you would need about 2 hours or so to see everything at a slow pace.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Lanni wrote a review Oct 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,841 contributions109 helpful votes
My initial intention was to see the Ottoman's style private house of Pargalı İbrahim Paşa and his wife Hatice Sultan. Then I got extra: small ruins of Hippodrome. Amazing! It means the Hippodrome was huge and the ruins were connected to the Sphendon Cistern area (now below Marmara University). The collection of Koran from different period and kingdom is very impressive too.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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carolyn teng... o wrote a review Apr 2020
12 contributions3 helpful votes
This, completely, ignorant person , concerning all that is Islamic Art ,spent 3 hours, here ,examining all. This museum is a minimalist building set in beautiful grounds, Serenity surrounds you , also when you go in. As you walk through the centuries, the importance, significance, and history behind every single object is an education, an enormous learning curve, within itself. Impressive , varied, complete in every way, what has been created through the ages . I must go back , again.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Peter J wrote a review Mar 2020
Chichester, United Kingdom417 contributions159 helpful votes
Visited it with the Istanbul Museum's pass - which is great value and forces you to investigate different museums. It is well set-up with god descriptions of the exhibits. There was a wonderful exhibition of carpets from Azerbaijan. In addition it has a very nice cafe to drink tea in.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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