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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 18 05
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“ibrahim pasha” (12 reviews)
“grand vizier” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:46, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Me, my wife and our daughter visited this superb museum in Istanbul. This museum was constructed in 1524, the building was formerly the palace of Pargali Ibrahim Pasha, who was the second grand vizier to Suleiman the Magnificent, and was once thought to have been...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Located right next to the Hippodrome, takes the museum card. Some beautifully curated historical materials, arranged chronologically. Easy passage from one room to the next, and a lovely view from the balcony. They do close the doors well in advance of the posted closing time,...More

1  Thank therese l
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This museum, within the Gulhane Park, showcases the advancements of science and technology under Islam. On display are ancient and reconstructed sundials, instruments used in eye surgery, examples of advances in metallurgy, armament manufacture, etc. Unfortunately, not many people visit this museum.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The history of Islam and Turkey is laid out in a number of chambers from the beginning of Islam. There are Korans and books from various periods. There is a section which houses some of the most priceless items directly related to the prophet Muhammad...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Even if your interests do not normally include calligraphy, these illustrated books, many over 500 years old, have to be seen - the workmanship is exquisite, and the notes good, although the lighting is not always good 9glare on the glass). The museum is not...More

1  Thank juhlemann
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

You can't miss this gem even if your remotely interested in history and arts. Highly reccomend. Even if your a non Muslim it's worth seeing how Islamic art evolved.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017

This Museum is located bang on the right side of the Obelisk in the Hippodrome area.The Museum pass is accepted here. I went there in the morning around 11 am and had the Museum all to myself. There are various manuscripts and scriptures of the...More

Thank Canute M
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We were delighted to be able to squeeze in the museum on our second day in Istanbul, and were delighted by what we found. An amazing collection of Turkish and Islamic history, allowing us to learn more about the Turkish, Islamic and Ottoman periods, the...More

Thank William S
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We were advised to buy our Museum pass here as the queues are shorter. We decided to go into the Museum and were not disappointed. It contained items from various historical Islamic and Turkish periods and was a real insight into history.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This museum was a superb surprise. It is the perfect size, and is exhibited in perfect chronological order over the period of all the caliphs of Islam, depicting the art of each caliphate. Amazingly, there is a room of Islamic relics which we literally had...More

1  Thank Muhammad T
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kherol321
20 February 2017|
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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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31 July 2016|
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Response from Abdul A | Reviewed this property |
Yes pictures but no vid cam
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Maryam A
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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
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