Museums of Turkeys historical and cultural capital, Istanbul.

As Turkey’s most populous city, it is home to a whole range of fascinating public and private museums. According to Turkey's Statistical Institute, there are more than 300 museums throughout the Turkey. Most of them are located in Istanbul, with a colossal 60 museums showcasing a whole variety of artefacts and offering the chance to explore the country’s rich heritage.

Istanbul’s most important monuments began to emerge in the Byzantine period and the city was then beautified further during the days of the Ottoman Empire era which marked by great power, stability and wealth. For more than 1600 years Istanbul was the capital city of glorious empires of Roman, Byzantine and the Ottoman. Old city Istanbul was embellished accordingly with magnificent monuments and composed a metropolis where diverse cultures, nations and religions mingled. Those cultures, nations, legends and religions are the small segments that form the texture of Istanbul.

Take a look at the museums below which you can visit with museum pass Istanbul. Istanbul museums present a glimpse into the rich culture of the city and give a heart-warming welcome.

Save time, money and stress during your visit to Istanbul.

1- Topkapı Palace Museum [⇗] (Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi, Τοπ Καπί, Палата Топкапи, Palazzo Topkapi, トプカプ宮殿, قصر توبكابي).

2- Istanbul Archaeology Museums [⇗] (Next to Topkapi Palace Museum Complex).

3- Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum [⇗] (Across The Blue Mosque).

4- Galata Tower Museum [⇗] (Near Galata Mevlevi Museum).

5- Great Palace Mosaics Museum [⇗] (Byzantine Palace Mosaics – Near Blue Mosque).

6- Rumeli Fortress Museum [⇗] (Castle Next To 2nd Bridge of Bosphorus).

7- Hagia Irene Museum [⇗] (Inside The Topkapi Palace Museum's First Yard).

8- Topkapı Palace Museum Harem Department [⇗] (Inside The Topkapi Palace Museum).

9- Galata Mevlevi Lodge Museum [⇗] (Whirling Dervishes Museum – Near Galata Tower).

10- Fethiye (Pammakaristos)Museum [⇗] (Former Greek Orthodox Patriarchal Church).

11- Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam [⇗] (Inside The Gulhane Park).

12- Adam Mickiewicz Museum [⇗] (Historic house museum dedicated to the life of Adam Mickiewicz, renowned Polish poet).

Istanbul Museum Pass offers additional discounts from private museums to tourist attractions etc.,

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