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Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art of Istanbul

Sultanahmet, 5 YTL (2 Euro e mezzo circa)

Museo dell'Arte Turca e Islamica a Istanbul

This Ottoman palace was originally built for the influential Ibrahim Pasa, the beloved childhood friend, brother-in-law and grand vizier of Suleyman the Magnificent.
The carpets, calligraphy, pottery and wooden inlaid chests on show here are simply superb.
With the same ticket, you can visit also the Ethnographic Museum downstairs where you can learn about the lifestyle of the Turks and their ancestors.

 

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