Visiting museums should start at the Turkish and Islamic Art Museum in order to get acquainted with the traditions of Turkey and all the symbols of its history. The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art is one of the largest museums and is located in the Fatih district near the Blue Mosque. The palace was built in 1524 and belonged to the second grand vizier of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent.
Fascinating collection of Islamic art, but also objects, clothes and jewelry of the Ottoman Empire. Stunning Islamic calligraphy, rugs, tiles and ethnography are presented in the museum whose main space is a former party hall. You can experience the absolute life of the former homes of Turkey. Over 40,000 works of art are part of the museum's valuable collection. You can see over 17,000 manuscripts and a collection of Qurans from different periods. Exhibition collections are arranged on floors.
The museum is a combination of art, tradition, culture and history. In 1984, the museum was awarded a special prize at the museum competition of the European Council.
The original name of the museum was the Museum of Islamic Endowments and as such it was part of Sulaymaniyah. The museum was named the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art after the Republic of Turkey was formed in 1923. He changed his address in 1983 and his new home became the Ibrahim Pasha Palace. The palace has traces of architecture from the 16th century.
Working hours from 08:00 to 19:00
Box office closing time: 6:30 p.m
Entrance fee to the museum
Regular ticket price 20 TL
Author of the text:
Maja Glavaš, Bachelor with Honours in Communicology. Works in Tourism.
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