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Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi)

At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:46, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 1805
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The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum showcases Islamic calligraphy, tiles and rugs and recreates rooms or dwellings from Turkish cultures, particularly nomadic groups.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:46, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
+90 212 518 1805
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This museum is highly recommended if you are ineterested in seeing beautitiful islamic arts and carpets. The exhibitions of mother of pearls are breathtaking. The exhibitions of Seljuk era are also wonderful. Not so crowded if you visit here in the morning. the museum shop...More

2  Thank ワンケディ
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Just modernised museum with interesting item from islam history . jewelery quran, rugs and carpets. Could be bigger, Worth with/without Museum card. 1-1/2 hours well spent.

Thank Metelesku2
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This museum, fronting the Hippodrome, houses an excellent collection of Turkish and Islamic artefacts from the territories of the Ottoman Empire. This mansion used to belong to Ibrahim Pasha, Suleyman the Magnificent's most talented but controversial Grand Vizier. It has a few stories high around...More

1  Thank CaravanDad
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a nice little museum near the Blue Mosque featuring carpets, prayer rugs, korans, tiles, calligraphy and trinkets from various phases of Islam. There are also some interesting items from the days of the Prophet Muhammed and this museum is not too busy you...More

2  Thank PrestonGuild
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is not that big and the heating is very poor, making some parts of it frigid in the winter. You're not supposed to take pictures. It does offer a good angle to stand and take a picture with the Blue Mosque in the...More

Thank J3123
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

A small museum in front of sultan ahmad mosque. I don't think it is worth it, most of the important stuff you can already find in topkapi

Thank Shanqy
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Well, there are a couple things you need to know before you decide to go there. First, Islamic Art had been under a lot of restricting rules for centuries, so it morphed into some unusual forms. You won't find any portraits there for example, but...More

Thank heckfy
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I spent five full days in Istanbul and the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum was probably the most underwhelming portion of my trip. The pieces were not that interesting and it was a bit sparse. I think it was even more a let down after...More

Thank valleygrrl76
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Maybe the most precious ones are in this museum besides treasure part of Topkapı Palace ! It is situated next to Hippodrome square ! Must visit

Thank Mert U
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum is probably not a must-see sight, but it´s inviting and modern with attractive and interesting displays that will delight you particularly if you are interested in historic books and miniatures. It´s located inside the historic Ibrahim Pasha Palace, it...More

1  Thank makromuc
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stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
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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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20 February 2017|
Response from Mert U | Reviewed this property |
I checked the website and there is no information about maintenance now. I guess it should be completely open to visit. But better to email them !
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Response from Abdul A | Reviewed this property |
Yes pictures but no vid cam
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22 March 2016|
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Response from ThegilaniAK | Reviewed this property |
I was there for just over two hours. It was not crowded at all, but the manuscripts and articles from various ruling dynasties were fascinating to my wife and I.We relaxed and got drinks from the cafe at the second floor... More