Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Price guide: Budget

Atmeydanı Sokak No. 46, Sultanahmet, Istanbul

Price guide: Budget

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
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By Jennifer Hattam, your Istanbul expert

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#10 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Art, Design and architecture, Escaping the crowds, History

Expert review of Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Fine collection of carpets, ceramics, and other traditional crafts.

Nicely arranged and rarely crowded, vizier Ibrahim Paşa’s old 16th-century palace hosts a broad selection of beautiful works of art and craft, from massive wall-sized carpets to tiny Korans and Persian miniatures, plus fine examples of ceramics, calligraphy, and woodcarvings. There’s also a slightly cheesy, but interesting, section of dioramas depicting life in a variety of traditional dwellings.

Price advice: 

Regular admission is 10 lira.

Expert tips: 
Relax over a cup of Turkish coffee in the extremely pleasant courtyard café. Ask for your coffee “az şekerli” to get just a bit of sugar; “çok şekerli” if you like it very sweet.

More information on Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Museum
Address:
Atmeydanı Sokak No. 46, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
Telephone:
0212 518 18 05
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue-Sun 9.30am-5pm. Last entry 4.30pm.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor

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