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Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

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Topkapi Palace

Both Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum and Topkapi Palace are rated very highly by expert reviewers. On balance, Topkapi Palace is preferred by most professionals compared to Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum. Topkapi Palace ranks #1 in Istanbul with approval from 9 publications such as Fodor's, Let's Go and concierge.com.

Both Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum and Topkapi Palace are rated very highly by expert reviewers. On balance, Topkapi Palace is preferred by most professionals compared to Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum. Topkapi Palace ranks #1 in Istanbul with approval from 9 publications such as Fodor's, Let's Go and concierge.com.

tripexpert score
94
#2 in Istanbul
location

At Meydani Sok. Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi No:44 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    This scarcely visited museum is housed inside the İbrahim Paşa Palace, a building on the edge of the At Meydanı (Horse Square) in Sultanahmet.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Süleyman the Magnificent commissioned Sinan to build this grandiose stone palace overlooking the Hippodrome in about 1520 for his brother-in-law, the grand vizier Ibrahim Pasha. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    Ibrahim Pasa, swept into slavery by Turkish raids in Greece, became the beloved and trusted boyhood friend of Süleyman the Magnificent. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    This Ottoman palace on the western edge of the Hippodrome was built in 1524 for İbrahim Paşa, childhood friend, brother-in-law and grand vizier of Süleyman the Magnificent. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Rooms arranged around a central garden, house a number of splendours of decorative Islamic art from the 11C onwards. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Istanbul

Babıhümayun Caddesi , Istanbul, Turkey

  • 8 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    If you're stuck for time, limit yourself to the main palace and the harem, the most intimate and personal rooms used by the sultans and their many, many women.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Few other royal residences match this hilltop compound when it comes to mystery, intrigue, and the lavish intricacies of court life. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Topkapi Palace should be at the top of the list for anyone interested in the vast and exotic world behind the seraglio walls. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    This opulent palace complex is the subject of more colourful stories than most of the world's royal residences put together. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    In the harem of Topkapi Palace visitors are plunged into a mythical Orient of a thousand and one treasures and as many fantasies. Full Review →

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