"dry bones..." Archeology Museum Tip by iaint

Archeology Museum, Istanbul: 49 reviews and 146 photos

  relaxing in cafe
by iaint

This sounds like it might be a bit dull and nerdy, but not at all. I loved it and so did my 11 year old.

The quality and antiquity of the stuff just has to impress you!

It takes about half a day to get around it. It's right beside the Blue Mosque, Ayia Sofia & Topkapi so you can take in a couple of things in that day.

The cafe takes some beating as well - you are outside, surrounded by the artifacts they can't squeeze inside. Stuff which other museums would die for, just lying around in the yard...

Address: Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu
Directions: Seraglio Point, adjacent to Topkapi
Phone: 520 7740
Website: http://www.istanbularkeoloji.gov.tr/main_page

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 30, 2010
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