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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.



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".

Last Updated: Fri, 14 May 2021

Top Rated Museums, Mosques, Archeological Sites of Istanbul


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HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE MUSEUM

HAGIA SOPHIA MOSQUE

The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque / Ayasofya-i Kebir Cami-i Şerifi, with its innovative...
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Topkapi Palace Museum Istanbul

TOPKAPİ PALACE MUSEUM

Topkapı Palace and Harem (Topkapı Sarayı) are likely to have more colourful stories than....
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ISTANBUL MUSEUMS

ISTANBUL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUMS

Istanbul Archaeological Museums are a complex of museums consisting of three main units....
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