Askeri Muze ve Kultur Sitesi KomutanlIgI, Istanbul

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Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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Discover over a thousand years of Turkish military history at Askeri Muze ve Kultur Sitesi KomutanlIgI, boasting impressive exhibits and hosting live performances. Mehter, the world's oldest military band, puts on a show each afternoon at the museum. While this is the main draw for many visitors, you can also spend you time viewing over 9,000 artifacts spread across 22 rooms, which focus mainly on the Ottoman era up to World War I. See weapons, uniforms, tools, and even the chain used by the Byzantines to block the sultan's navy from entering the city during the famous siege of 1453. Plan to visit Askeri Muze ve Kultur Sitesi KomutanlIgI during your Istanbul vacation using our convenient Istanbul trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Although a museum of Turkish military history, the impressive displays should interest anyone interested in history or the military in general. The collections are quite vast and the museum could do.....  more
    Although a museum of Turkish military history, the impressive displays should interest anyone interested in history or the military in general. The collections are quite vast and the museum could do.....  more »
  • Awesome experience of viewing history military campaigns encompassing conquest of Constantinople (present Istanbul) by the Muslims, the military campaign by Kamal Ata Turk for revival of Turkey after....  more
    Awesome experience of viewing history military campaigns encompassing conquest of Constantinople (present Istanbul) by the Muslims, the military campaign by Kamal Ata Turk for revival of Turkey after....  more »
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  • Very interesting place. Left with larger understanding and perspective. Be there at 3pm and see the performance. Pleanty of seats and they all have a good view of the show.
  • Very interesting visit. The museum is very well organised and one needs a lot of time to see it all. Good for children, also, mainly for the Mehter performance.

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