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İznik Museum - still under renovation

While walking around İznik, you should swing by the İznik Museum and the archaeology dig to its... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Istanbul, Turkey
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St Sophia Museum, Iznik

Iznik itself appears a little run down and the days of its former glories as the capital of the... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2015
John L
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Aug 5, 2018
“İznik Museum - still under renovation”
Dec 20, 2018
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Esrefzade Mah. Muze Sok. No:11 | Iznik Merkez, Iznik, Turkey
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Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

İznik( Nicea) became capital during East Empire for a while and then Anatolian Seljuk.We can say A miniature of Constantinapolis that is why artefacts are so rich

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank fbabacan
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

While walking around İznik, you should swing by the İznik Museum and the archaeology dig to its west. You can only look on, but there is clearly a lot of work taking place to restore this area. The Çay shop under the trees is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Iznik museum is in an attractive building near the Green Mosque. It is, though, closed and has been closed for several years. We spoke to somebody from Iznik who said there is no sign of the city reopening it. (He was not impressed by their...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Reading back at the reviews, we thought: after two years, there is no way the museum is still closed. Bow we were wrong! You can peek through the fence to see Roman ruins and the garden is lovely

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Miss P
Reviewed October 16, 2015

Iznik itself appears a little run down and the days of its former glories as the capital of the Byzantine Empire and as a major centre for tile and pottery production are clearly long gone. But there are still some signs of the old city...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank John L
Reviewed September 30, 2015

Historically significant but nothing spectacular. A walk around the old city wall felt like stepping back into time. It is like a living museum.

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed November 9, 2014

Iznik Museum was closed. But anyway was worth to see around and in the garden. Esp. the St. Sophia Museum/Mosque. Also visited the various tile ateliers & watched workshops. Beautiful works! Direct sale and various choices.

Date of experience: October 2014
3  Thank El58Atakoy
Reviewed April 13, 2014

As other reviewers have already written, the museum is closed for an indefinite time, which is really frustrating for those interested in archaeology. Still, you can catch a glimpse of some magnificent marble sarcophagi in the garden through the fences. If you have a day...More

Date of experience: April 2014
3  Thank MileRay
Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

The museum is already closed for two years we were told. When we visited it was still closed. However there are enough Iznik workshops to visit in Iznik as well as the old medresa, green mosque (across the museum). The city is still worth visiting...More

1  Thank IlseNS
Reviewed August 13, 2013

I planned to visit the Museum in August. One night before I collected info about the museum as much as possible through the net. Indeed, It is almost an hour drive from Yalova, the main ferry port in the region. When I had reached the...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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