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“Great place for the whole family”
Review of Miniaturk

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Full-Day Tour of Istanbul Miniaturk
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Golden Horn and Miniaturk Park Tour in Istanbul
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #25 of 1,071 things to do in Istanbul
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Minaturk is just what it sounds like: a mini version of treasures found in Turkey. The park contains 105 models done in 1/25th scale, about half of them from Istanbul and the rest from Anatolia and the Ottoman territories outside of Turkey.
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“Great place for the whole family”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

This place has miniture replicas of all the major attractions in Istanbul as well as beyond. It makes for a very relaxing day. They also have a play area and rides for young children. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Istanbul!

Visited August 2014
1 Thank Alim U
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“a good little spot to waste a few hours”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited here on our second trip to Istanbul, don't think it is worthy of a visit on your first time as many other more important places, but well worth it if you have spare time,
There is a boat that goes from kabatas, (just past petrol station), that takes you along the golden horn for 15lira return which covers a cruise at same time.
Inside miniaturk there is a wide range of mini buildings covering all of Turkey and a talking information point at each, you get given a card with barcode for your language.
Also for an extra 12lira there is a helicopter simulator ride over Istanbul which turned out to be better than I expected.
A kids play area and maze also inside if you have kiddies in tow.
A cafe and gift shop inside as expected.
Many buses run outside as well if you prefer that rather than boat although if 4 of you a taxi same cost.

Visited August 2014
1 Thank martin_monaghan
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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“Very nice, even for grown ups”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

It is a nice attraction, especially for children; the only drawback I found is that it has too many Mosques and Graves. Otherwise, everything is very well represented. If you go, do not miss the Helicopter simulator; take the combined ticket for Istanbul and Turkey. Worth it.

Visited August 2014
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“A very nice park ”
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

I've been to Istanbul 4 times but never had an idea about this place.. it's a mini Istanbul located in a beautiful park, worth a visit, n there's also a 4D show which no one should miss while visiting Miniaturk

1 Thank Fathiya A
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Turkey at a glance”
Reviewed August 22, 2014

Located at almost the very end of the Golden Horn you will find a park displaying more than 100 well-made replicas of Turkey's rich architectural heritage from ancient times up to the 20th century. It gives you a great overview of the most important buildings, and possible hints which original you should visit. It also shows a few constructions by Turks in places that are now outside the country’s borders. At all of the maquettes you can get a recorded explanation in different languages by touching a scanner with a small card given at the entrance. Only make sure that you get one for your language. The admission fee is 10,- TL/person.

Besides the displays you will find several opportunities to entertain children, e.g. a playground or games as well as feeding places. A highlight of the park is the helicopter flight simulation, however for an extra fee.

You can reach Miniatürk by bus lines 47, 47C, 47E or 47N from Eminönü, at the shore of the Bosphorus close to the main touristic area of te city. The stop you need to get off is ’Miniatürk’, so you will not miss it. A taxi ride from there would cost 10-15 TL. A nice alternative is the Golden Horn boat tour that is a hop-on, hop-off type. It starts at the harbour of Besiktas and will bring you also to the Rami Koc Museum and the Eyüp Sultan Camii, other attractions worth to visit.

Visited August 2014
5 Thank GyuriP
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