Hunkar Kasri Tour with Audio Guide

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Historical Landmarks

Hunkar Pavillion Self-Guided Audio Tour with Istanbul Tourist Pass®

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Explore the Hünkar Pavilion Yourself with an Audio Guide!

Step into history with our specially curated audio guide and unlock the secrets of the Hünkar Pavilion just next to New Mosque. Let our professional narrator be your storyteller as it reveals fascinating tales and legends, making your visit unforgettable. Dive into the past and discover the wonders of this iconic landmark like never before! Prepared by Istanbul Tourist Pass® for you, our valued guests!

About The Hunkar Kasri Tour with Audio Guide

Mobile ticketing - No need for printed voucher, we're digital!

Duration - 15 Minutes approximately on your own 

Audio Guide - English


Enjoy listening to the rich history and cultural significance of the Hunkar Pavillion

See its beautiful architecture from both inside and outside.

Discover fascinating stories and legends of this small but beautiful treasure.

Explore one of Istanbul's hidden landmarks at your own pace.



Free Audio Guide for the Hunkar Pavillion


About the Audio Guide

Enjoy the rich history and architectural marvels of this hidden gem in Istanbul from the comfort of your own device with the Istanbul Tourist Pass® App. Join us on a narration journey through centuries of stories, legends, and insights as we explore the humble exterior and interior of this ancient marvel. Especially if you're a history enthusiast or just seeking a self-exploratory experience, our audio guide promises to captivate and educate, offering a unique perspective on one of Istanbul's hidden landmarks. Get on an adventure of discovery with the Hunkar Kasri – your gateway to the past awaits!

Hünkar Pavilion is also a cultural hub that hosts 47 exhibitions and artistic events annually, open to the public free of charge. Home to art shops that support local artists, the pavilion also offers daily workshops in ceramics, marbling art, jewelry making, and calligraphy at its four gates, providing accessible opportunities for all to engage with traditional Turkish arts. As a leading center for classical arts in Turkey, the Yeni Mosque Hünkar Pavilion plays a vital role in showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Istanbul and the Turkish-Islamic world.

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Hours & Meeting

The mosque is open from 10 AM - 7 PM every day but is closed to visitors during prayer times.

How To Get There?

Hunkar Kasri is very central, you can walk the Pavillion from Eminonu on a 5-minute walk. 
Address: Hobyar, Arpacılar Cd. No:29, 34112 Fatih/İstanbul

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Important Information

There is no entrance fee for the Hunkar Kasri.

Modest attire is required for both men and women, if you wish to visit the New Mosque, ensure shoulders and knees are covered.

Keep noise levels low and avoid disruptive behavior.

Respect rules regarding photography and ask for permission if needed.

Be prepared for security checks and follow instructions accordingly.

Please show respect for the Pavillion's religious significance and atmosphere.

Around the year there are free exhibitions in the Hunkar Pavillion.

You can join daily workshops in ceramics, marbling art, jewelry making, and calligraphy at its four gates

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Get ready for a self-exploration into the rich history of Istanbul at the Hünkar Pavilion, a small but captivating architectural gem located within the historic grounds of the New Mosque. Built-in the 17th century by Safiye Sultan, granddaughter of Suleiman the Magnificent, this pavilion served as a private retreat for the Sultan and his family. As you explore its intricately adorned rooms, adorned with exquisite tiles, pearl engravings, and period furniture, you'll be transported back in time to the opulent days of the Ottoman Empire.

An Oasis of Tranquility in the Middle of Bustling Eminönü

Step away from the hustle and bustle of Istanbul's bustling Eminönü district and into the serene ambiance of the Hünkar Pavilion. Located adjacent to the vibrant Spice Bazaar and overlooking the majestic Yeni Mosque, this tranquil oasis offers a peaceful respite for visitors seeking to delve deeper into Istanbul's rich cultural heritage. Wander through its stoned corridors, marvel at the colorful glass windows, and imagine the whispers of the past that linger within its walls.

Explore Istanbul's Rich Tapestry of History and Culture

Venture beyond the confines of the Hünkar Pavilion and discover a wealth of attractions waiting to be explored in Istanbul. From the bustling Spice Bazaar to the panoramic views of the Galata Bridge, the city offers a myriad of experiences for travelers eager to immerse themselves in its vibrant tapestry of history, culture, and everyday life. With your Istanbul Tourist Pass®, you'll enjoy seamless access to over 100 attractions and services, making it easier than ever to explore the wonders of this enchanting city.

Exhibitions and Workshops in Hunkar Pavillion

Every year, Hünkar Pavilion hosts 47 exhibitions and artistic events, welcoming art enthusiasts from all walks of life. These exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public, offering a glimpse into the vibrant art scene of Istanbul. The art shops within Hünkar Pavilion serve as a haven for numerous artists, providing them with a platform to showcase their talents and contribute to the city's cultural landscape. As one of the leading centers for classical arts in Turkey, the Yeni Mosque Hünkar Pavilion continues to advance as a vital hub for artistic endeavors within the Turkish-Islamic world. Additionally, Hünkar Pavilion offers daily workshops at its four gates, including ceramics, marbling art, jewelry making, and calligraphy, providing accessible and free opportunities for everyone to engage with traditional Turkish arts. Discover the rich artistic heritage of Istanbul at Hünkar Pavilion, where creativity knows no bounds.

Hunkar Kasri Tour with Audio Guide Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Hünkar Pavilion?

The Hünkar Pavilion is a stunning example of Ottoman architecture located within Istanbul's historic New Mosque. It was built in the 17th century as a retreat for the Sultan and his family.

What can I see at the Hünkar Pavilion?

Visitors can admire the intricate tilework, pearl engravings, and architectural details that adorn the pavilion. Highlights include the Head Room, adorned with period furniture and İznik tiles.

Who built the Hünkar Pavilion?

The pavilion was built by Safiye Sultan, the granddaughter of Suleiman the Magnificent, and wife of Sultan Murat III.

Is there an entrance fee to visit the Hünkar Pavilion?

No, visiting the Hünkar Pavilion is free of charge.

What are some nearby attractions?

Nearby attractions include the Yeni Mosque, also known as the New Mosque, and the bustling Spice Bazaar. Visitors can also enjoy panoramic views from the nearby Galata Bridge.

What is the best time to visit the Hünkar Pavilion?

The pavilion can be visited year-round, but it's recommended to avoid peak tourist hours for a more peaceful experience.

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