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Mosaic Museum

Torun Sok., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 518 12 05
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Torun Sok., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 518 12 05
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Very short, no need of guide , there are no menu items, but something good come from the walls. Especially-the Horse mosaic was beautiful

Thank Sophio B
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Not all the mosaics are not very well preserved, but those who resisted till today are impressive. It worth a visit. It is among the few historical testimonies remained from the byzantine imperial palace.

Thank HappyTravelRo
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I happen to love and appreciate mosaics, so I loved this museum! The quality of the mosaics is incredible in terms of the various colors and the detail that went into them. They were crafted by true artisans and are some of the best I...More

Thank travelershopper
Reviewed 20 July 2017

If you want to try to find all hidden features and monuments from Constantinople, this museum is excellent to start this journey. Mosaics are beautiful, outstanding, gorgeous, impossible not to admire the craft of all those artists who created them.

Thank AleksandraKotor
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The Museum shows the skills of the Byzantine empire, Interestingly a similar museum and church is located in Jordan. The great Art and innovation of the skilled artists is to be seen to be believed. The spread of peace loving Byzantine empire from Europe to...More

Thank arunbvkumar
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Visit with my sons! Even for those not so interested in history or even art, this Museum gives a great insight into the art and craftsmanship in the Ottoman empire. Great place to visit for a short trip and for those with a longer stay...More

Thank KarlMul
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The state of preservation may not be as good as some others and the colours may be more faded but it is clear as soon as you seen them that these mosaics are of the highest quality - which is what you would expect of...More

1  Thank JJHDerbyshire
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Once you find the museum, you will be rewarded with a splendid collection of mosaics, most in situ. These are the only surviving remains of the great Palace of Boukoleon which was abandoned after the Greeks recaptured the city in 1261 and transferred to the...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The mosaics, the bulk of which are in a single well-laid-out ground piece, are amazing - such detail! So much has survived, it's wonderful. However, they are not being that well kept. There is a panel near the end of the exhibit showing how dusty...More

Thank snowythepyro
Reviewed 16 April 2017

They won't have any museum passes in stock and they can't even give change if you want a single ticket, so wait until you've got a pass. The mosaics are no match for the ones in Madaba but some are very good and the layout...More

Thank mrdom
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
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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Claudia U
2 November 2016|
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Response from MIA328 | Reviewed this property |
From the open area between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, take the stairs down to Arasta Bazaar. Then turn right on the road in front of the bazaar. The museum will be on your right just after you pass Sultanahmet... More
20 March 2015|
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Response from jakki72 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, open May-Sept. 9am-7pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Oct - April 9am - 5 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Costs about TL8. We spent a good couple of hours there, scenes are amazing!