Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Istanbul Overview

Located in the Sultanahmet Square, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts was the first one of its kind. The museum is filled with collections of manuscripts and inscriptions in calligraphy, Islamic paintings, traditional handwoven and detailed fabrics, and ancient artefacts. The visual treat takes you through a journey of Turkey’s archives as one gets to witness the antique objects that played a major part in the making of history.

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How to Reach the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

The museum is located at a walking distance from other important attractions in Istanbul such as the Hippodrome, The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Basilica Cistern.

The nearest tram station is Sultanahmet and then walk for 5 mins.

History of the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

The museum was built in 1524 at the same place where Pargali Ibrahim Pasha, the second vizier to Suleiman resided. The architecture of the monument is such that it maintains the temperature inside by keeping it cool and pleasant, along with giving a darker shake to the interiors. The magnificent garden courtyard sits in the centre where the visitors can relax after taking a tour of the museum. The same courtyard has been a venue for many weddings and ceremonies that

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