Istanbul Archaeological Museums
Alemdar Caddesi, Osman Hamdi Bey Yokuşu, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34122
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- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Singles, Education, Escaping the crowds, History
Best for History - Expert review of Istanbul Archaeological Museums
Set in a peaceful part of the Topkapı Palace grounds, this complex of museums is rich with archaeological finds representing Babylonian, Persian, Anatolian, Egyptian, and other cultures. The impressive collection is not always well-labelled, unfortunately, but keep an eye out for the magnificent sarcophagi from Sidon (in modern-day Lebanon) and the world’s oldest peace treaty. The Tiled Pavilion holds a beautiful assortment of Turkish ceramics.
Regular admission is 10 lira.
More information on Istanbul Archaeological Museums:
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- Alemdar Caddesi, Osman Hamdi Bey Yokuşu, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34122
- 0212 527 27 00
- Months open:
- All year round
- Opening times:
- Tue-Sun 9am-5pm. Last entry 4pm. Closed Mondays.