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Mosaic Museum

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Address: Torun Sok., Istanbul, Turkey
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+90 212 518 1205
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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My partner was initially not too inclined to visit this musuem considering the numerous sights to visit in the available time. But I'm glad I dragged him in, there are HUGE... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hyderabad, India
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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner was initially not too inclined to visit this musuem considering the numerous sights to visit in the available time. But I'm glad I dragged him in, there are HUGE mosaics, painstakingly re-created using the pieces salvaged from the ruins. So they are effectively giant jigsaw puzzles! It is displayed in a very unique manner to help us visualise... More 

Thank Preetha11
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The Mosaic Museum is found by turning off from the middle of the Arasta bazaar behind the Blue Mosque. Below the current level of the ground there are a group of large mosaics of incredible quality that were part of the Great Palace of the Byzantine empire and can still be seen in situ. These are very impressive works of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Small museum that is easy to get to from the Blue Mosque and the museum card is accepted. Beautiful and intricate mosaics on display and it does not take long for you to complete the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

It is a very little nice and naive Mosaic Museum at the Sultan Ahmet square . Mostly not very much visitors.

Thank sinanduyal
Saar, Bahrain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

With so many other museums and attractions nearby, most people seem to overlook the Mosaic Museum, which is a real pity. This is a very small but beautiful museum and the mosaics are truly works of art. The depth of detail and intricacies of designs make this a rare pleasure to see. This museum should definitely be ranked higher on... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

It does not take too long to walk through this place, but it is worth it. The mosaics are quite beautiful to look at. You are allowed to take photos as well, but not in the souvenir stands. Seems odd.

Thank Kyle L
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I can't recommend the Mosaci Museum enough. This little museum is hidden behind the Blue Mosque near the Arasta Bazaar, I believe there are signs leading towards it so it's easy to find. The detail of the mosaics is beautiful and in my opinion is worth seeing over the Blue Mosque. I cant remember how much it was to get... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

It is certain that there are several famous places to visit in Sultanahmet square, such as Topkapi palace, Ayasofya and Sultanahmet Mosque, but believe me this little hidden museum behind the Sultanahmet Mosque is worth seeing with wonderful mosaics dating to the early Byzantine age

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Lugoj, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Located in Sultanahmet, near the Blue Mosque, inside a small bazaar. Follow signs and can be easily reached. The museum is very interesting and offers a rich collection of mosaics. The entrance fee is 25 TL. Entry is free with Museum Pass.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

It is worth a visit, especially if you have at the 5 day all-museum pass. Quite amazing how well the mosaics have survived. It is a very small museum so you will probably spend 20 minutes tops.

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