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Any historical sights open in the evening?

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Any historical sights open in the evening?

I will be arriving in Sultanahmet around 5-6pm on a weekday and unfortunately leaving again early next morning. I love history and art, but I'm a little disappointed that most of the main sites seem to close at 5pm. I don't mind just walking around and looking at all the cultural highlights from the outside, but does anyone know if there is anything (museums, mosques etc) that is still open after 5pm? Thank you

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1. Re: Any historical sights open in the evening?

Galata Tower is open until 8pm everyday. I know it's not in Sultanahmet but also not far. I think you can visit also Blue Mosque after 5pm but Im not sure.

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2. Re: Any historical sights open in the evening?

Hello Jıuventino76,

here you can find all opening times for Istanbul:


This website gives a lot of additional information, great website.

As for the mosques, they are always open except during praying times.

Good luck!

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