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Istanbul Archaeology Museum

Tu-Su 8.30am-5pm

Sarcofago di Alessandro il Grande Istanbul

Close to Sultanahmet, this museum is a must see! One of the best, including a great collection of Sumerian tablets, pieces of the wall of Babylon and Roman marble statues. Put aside at least two hours for this superb complex, which houses a well-preserved range of artefacts, including the famous marble Alexander Sarcophagus. The sarcophagus depicted the Greek general and his army battling the Persians.

Tickets stop being sold at 4PM. 5 YTL

 

Sights not to be missed in Istanbul:

» Hagia Sophia (Aya Sofya)

» Topkapi Palace (Topkapı Sarayı)

» Sultanahmet Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii, The Blue Mosque)

» Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici)

» Gran Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı)

» Egyptian Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı, also known as Spice Bazaar)

» Istanbul Archaeology Museum

» Süleymaniye Mosque (Süleymaniye Camii)

» Bosphorus Cruise

» Turkish Baths

» Chora Church (Kariye Müzesi)

» Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art

» Hippodrome

» Galata Whirling Dervish Hall

» Galata Tower

» Pera Palas Hotel

» Miniaturk

» The Princes' Islands