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

Admission Ticket to Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum
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Admission Ticket to Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum
from $8.00*
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The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum showcases Islamic calligraphy, tiles and rugs and recreates rooms or dwellings from Turkish cultures, particularly nomadic groups.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:46, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 18 05
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place houses a vast collection of historic artwork. The pieces are magnificent and dates back centuries ago. I think the pride of the place though, is the carpet collection.

Thank SamanthaW3164
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the old palace of Pargali Ibrahim Pasa, it has a detailed chronology of Turkish and Islamic art throughout the ages. The collection of ancient Quran’s was a favourite. Entrance is covered by the Museum Card

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you or someone with you can't climb stairs do not go to this Museum. I was with my Mom who is in her 70s and the one who wanted to go and see this Museum. We bought the tickets tried to use the elevator...More

Thank _rayantx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum might be one of Istanbul's best kept secrets. We spent about two hours here, wending our way through the museum's amazing collection of artifacts and art. Despite the name, we found it to be an excellent history museum as well, as the collections...More

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting Islamic history, especially with regard to the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Well organized and set out. Access granted with museum card. Palace of The Grand Vizier (Ibrahim Pasha) of Kanuni Sultan Suleyman.

Thank Nabeela_Saber
Reviewed August 13, 2018

this museum will provide each and every detail you might what to see, perfectly presented and explained, very calm and relaxing space while each and every piece speaks for itself.

Thank Anastheapple
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This Museum has everything going for it - an outstanding building, great location and an astonishing collection of exhibits. From excellent elements of pre-historic art to Turkish Art, from jaw dropping caligraphy to wonderful personal exhibits. There is so much to see and appreciate that...More

Thank ESVincent
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Excellent choice of object with clear explanations. I learned a lot during my visit. I recommend warmly.

Thank Suisse-Quebec
Reviewed July 17, 2018

If you like the islamic art of calligraphy, this museum will fulfill its promise. The artifacts range from the dawn of islam up until the late 19th century Ottoman era. They are well explained and elegantly presented, and the building itself is worth a visit....More

Thank 948victor
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Lovely museum which contains many interesting historical artifacts. The museum is not as busy as many of the more popular attractions such as Topkapi Palace, as such, it is a more relaxed experience- in which you may take your time to take in the history!

Thank Rai_mahomed
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February 19, 2017|
Response from MertU25 | Reviewed this property |
I checked the website and there is no information about maintenance now. I guess it should be completely open to visit. But better to email them !
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July 30, 2016|
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Response from Abdul A | Reviewed this property |
Yes pictures but no vid cam
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March 21, 2016|
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Response from ThegilaniAK | Reviewed this property |
I was there for just over two hours. It was not crowded at all, but the manuscripts and articles from various ruling dynasties were fascinating to my wife and I.We relaxed and got drinks from the cafe at the second floor... More