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Reviewed August 8, 2019

So much of what's in Turkey is monumental: Ephesus, Troy... this museum on the other hand, is a slice of the glory that was Istanbul and the Byzantine Empire in the 5th century AD. The plaques are well worth reading, but not required. Beauty for...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

The Mosaic Museum is rather small – it covers only three rooms. It houses mosaics from the Byzantine era that were unearthed at the excavation site of the 5th century Great Palace of Constantinople. I was expecting a bit more from this museum. Yes, the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed July 27, 2019

The age of the mosaics amaze me. Not all restored but those that are are lovely. Worth the small entrance fee. Good information boards in english.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 13, 2019

The mosaics in this museum are pretty and well worth seeing. However the museum itself is not exactly a modern one, and while there is quite a bit of useful information somehow it is a bit difficult to get too excited. Maybe it is because...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ECWorld
Reviewed July 9, 2019

Lovely Roman mosaics that have been beautifully restored and really well interpreted. A small but perfectly formed museum. Helpful staff.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

I'm not sure what my expectations were of this place, but it didn't live up to them. Nothing about it convinces you that much trouble or expense is being gone to for the preservation of the exhibits, which are presented in situ as originally unearthed....More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

This museum is dedicated to the mosaics that existed on a place floor in Constantinople. In one respect they cover a wide area but there are many gaps. The mosaics have dust on them because they are on a floor and not dusted very often...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

The mosaics are amazing and well worth a trip. However, the museum is somewhat in need of updating, both the building itself and the presentation. This should not stop you from spending half an hour to an hour in here. Bored companions can be sent...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019 via mobile

This is a small museum very nicely placed near a bazaar. The bazaar is attractive. The museum is outdated in the way it displays. The exhibits are not in a good shape.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

This museum hosts mosaics which were used to decorate the pavement of a court. Nowadays, there is a debate taking place because arqueologits do not agree on the period from which the mosaics belong to. Some state they are from the Byzantine period, whereas others...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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Response from MIA328 | Reviewed this property |
From the open area between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, take the stairs down to Arasta Bazaar. Then turn right on the road in front of the bazaar. The museum will be on your right just after you pass Sultanahmet... More
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Response from jakki72 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, open May-Sept. 9am-7pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Oct - April 9am - 5 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Costs about TL8. We spent a good couple of hours there, scenes are amazing!