Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Guided Tour)
#10 in Istanbul
The worlds biggest carpet collection, including rare carpets from the Seljuk Empire, Iranian and Caucasian regions; collections of hand-written calligraphy, imperial edicts, ancient Qurans and other written works. You will see a very wide collections of articles made of wood, glass, ceramic and stone by artists from former Islamic regions are on display at the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum.
The museum was originally located in the soup kitchen of the Süleymaniye Mosque complex and later relocated to its current location in the İbrahim Paşa Palace, next to the Blue Mosque.
An amazing skip-the-line guided tour where you will be able to visit the magnificent museum and former palace.
Hours & Schedule
- Monday: NO TOURS - the museum is closed
- Tuesday to Sunday: 09:00
The approximate duration is 45 minutesView Timetable
How To Get There?
The tour starts from the stop of the BigBus touristic buses in the Sultanahmet Square, approximately 20 meters (65 ft) in front of the Hagia Sophia Museum.
The Sultanahmet Square can be reached via the T1 Tram Line.
- The guided tours are performed in English.
- The tour starts at the stop of the Big Bus in Sultanahmet. Click on Get Directions above to find the location.
- The tour doesn't require a reservation in advance.
- Istanbul Tourist Pass holders do not pay admission at the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts.
- Children will be asked to present their valid passport at the entrance of the museums in order to validate their age.
- Please note that this attraction cannot be accessed directly by presenting the digital Pass at the museum. You need to enter with the tour guide.
- The museum is closed for visits for half-day on the first day of Ramadan and Sacrifice Festivals.
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