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“small museum, a lot of carpets”

Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)
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$80.00*
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Private Tour: Discover Istanbul
Ranked #69 of 1,051 things to do in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum showcases Islamic calligraphy, tiles and rugs and recreates rooms or dwellings from Turkish cultures, particularly nomadic groups.
Markham, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“small museum, a lot of carpets”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Having been to the islamic arts museum in Kuala Lumpur, i was expecting something similar. this is pretty small, and mostly filled wiht carpets and rugs. However, the 10 TL entry makes it a good value.

Visited September 2012
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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A good way of understanding Turkey!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

The Museum is located in a lovely building. It is not so huge so all the exhibits are within easy reach. My favorite section is the one on carpets. The museum really shows the contribution that Turkey makes to Islamic arts, of course not just in terms of carpets. By enjoying the exhibits earlier it did make my purchase of Turkish carpets easier!

Visited October 2012
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Gloucester
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“Worth a visit if you have time.”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

The carpets and designs are facinating. The anthropological section good. Lovely cafe with views over the Hippadrome.

Visited September 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Islamic Arts”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

I was impressed on my first visit to Istanbul (November, 2011) to realize how much more ahead arts of the Turkish World went compared to what we hear nowadays from radicals claiming Islam has nothing to offer..! A must-go place!

Visited November 2011
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northern cal
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“Very worthwhile”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Another uncrowded but lovely little museum. Worth it for the amazing carpet history and gorgeous old rugs alone.

Visited September 2012
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