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

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Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) showcases Islamic art including textiles, tiles, and ethnographic dioramas, spanning from the 8th to the 20th centuries. Its striking stone building dates back to 1524; over the course of its history it has served as a house, prison, and clothing factory. Here you'll see one of the greatest collections of carpets in the world. Tour the exhibits to find vivid frescoes and mosaics, carved and inlaid wood pieces, and colorful porcelain objects. Learn how Turks have lived from numerous ethnological dioramas, from the time of nomads to the present day. The museum also has an unmatched overlook of the Blue Mosque and its surroundings. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) by using our Istanbul travel planning tool.
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  • We thought this place was great. Everything is very well curated and displayed with interesting information. It's good value too. 
    We thought this place was great. Everything is very well curated and displayed with interesting information. It's good value too.  more »
  • Absolutely amazing. A rare place that is very reasonably priced and yet there is so much to see. Not advertised as one of the must see places in Istanbul but I would definitely recommend. Situated... 
    Absolutely amazing. A rare place that is very reasonably priced and yet there is so much to see. Not advertised as one of the must see places in Istanbul but I would definitely recommend. Situated...  more »
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  • Very interesting... lots and lots of different rooms with very fascinating relics and information about each relic. Make sure you get to all the different rooms because we almost missed a couple. Don't forget to check out the Hippodrome relics... Well well worth the price of entrance. Very very interesting place. A definite must-see!!!
  • Good museum, especially on a hot afternoon. There is a audio guide available for 50 tl. About 2 hours long if done slowly, there is a good view available from the terrace and also exit of the museum. it also has a little cafe attached. Make sure you don't miss any of the areas

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