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Istanbul Archaeological Museums

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Address: Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 520 7740
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Besides its importance as the first Turkish museum, it remains one of the...

Besides its importance as the first Turkish museum, it remains one of the world's largest museums with over one million works. Opened to the public in 1891, it houses a collection of Greek, Roman and Byzantine artifacts.

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The museum is located in a nice park. The collection is absolutely fantastic and all items are well explained.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Never seen so many tombs and statues, smelt awful and too much to see. Unless you into statues and tombs, avoid it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is located in a nice park. The collection is absolutely fantastic and all items are well explained.

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Izmir Province, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's one of the "must see" places when you come to Istanbul. Especially if you are interested in history and archaeology then it won't disappoint you!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I only went insde here as I saw it had air conditioning and the weather was so hot and humid I did look around but to be honest it was quite claustrophobic for my liking. I cant really give a real review - sorry

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favourite spots in the whole city. it could be considered as a small amount of space for the amount of time it holds through its artefacts. The first ever peace treaty ("the Kadesh peace treaty") carved in stone happens to be in this modest yet amazing museum. its was an overwhelming moment (tears and all)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing exhibition of ancient world. It is located in a peacful Gulhane Park. You can spend a few hours in the musuem.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is for fun of history and it's good to visit in rainy day ore when is too hot for walking on street.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Altough it has a great exhibition, most of the visitors to Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia do not visit this museum. You should see the first peace treaty of human being (Kadesh) here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

They have a better viewing and better qualities of exhibits then Egypt or Jordan. I also locate the sole remaining bronze head from the serpent column. I was very impressed. A must see.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

This is good place for artifacts lovers but boring for children and teenagers. Good place to learn about ancient history of Istanbul.

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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