Istanbul is an old city (especially historical peninsula) which home to many museums, religious structures and landmarks. Muze Istanbul provides up-to-date, detailed information about Istanbul's most-visited cultural sites, museums and general travel information for visitors of our city.
With many ancient civilizations lived throughout its history, Istanbul has incredible wealth of outstanding historical mosques, churches and monuments. Istanbul added to the UNESCO World Heritage List (Historic Areas of Istanbul) in 1985 which surrounds Archaeological Park; Hippodrome area, Hagia Sophia Mosque, Hagia Irene Museum, Little Hagia Sophia Mosque and Topkapı Palace Museum, Süleymaniye Protection Area; Süleymaniye Mosque and its encircles, Zeyrek Protection Area;Zeyrek Mosque and its encircles, and the Historical Walls Protection Area.
TOPKAPI PALACE MUSUEM
MUSEUM OF TURKISH AND ISLAMIC ARTS
GALATA TOWER MUSEUM
GALATA MEVLEVI LOGDE MUSEUM
RUMELI FORTRESS MUSEUM
HAGIA IRENE MONUMENT MUSEUM
TOPKAPI PALACE HAREM APARTMENTS MUSEUM
GREAT PALACE MOSAICS MUSEUM
ADAM MICKIEWICZ MUSEUM
MUSEUM OF HISTORY, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN ISLAM
FETHIYE (PAMMAKARISTOS) MUSEUM
Istanbul is established on the coasts of the Bosporus strait, and It is the only city located in two continents in terms of its area. As a result of Istanbul rising from two continents with such a rich history of civilizations and unique cultural identity, you won’t be lack of museums and historical sites to visit all around Istanbul. The name of the old city comes from the name of Emperor Constantinus I, who manage to re-establish and made Constantinople the most important city of the Roman Empire after Rome at the beginning of the century. Constantinople which means the city of Constantinus for a long time, later started to called only "Polis". "Eis ten polin", which means towards city or in the city in Greek, eventually transformed to "Istanbul" by changing forms such as "Stenbol" and "Estenbul".