"Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts" Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum Tip by Willettsworld

Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum, Istanbul: 17 reviews and 42 photos

This excellent museum looks over the Hippodrome and is well worth a visit. Constructed in 1524, the building was formerly the palace of Ibrahim Pasha, who was the first grand vizier to Suleiman the Magnificent.

The collection includes notable examples from the Ottoman (14th to 20th centuries),
Seljuk (11th to 13th centuries), and earlier periods beginning in the 8th century of Islamic calligraphy, tiles, manuscripts, and one of the world's best collections of carpets. There's also ethnographic displays on various cultures in Turkey, particularly nomad groups (see next tip).

Open: 9am-4.30pm Tue-Sun. Admission: TL10.

Address: Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi 44, Sultanahmet
Phone: +90 (212) 518 1805
Website: http://www.muze.gov.tr/turkishislamic

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