Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

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6 expert recommendations



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


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 →


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 →


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 →


Michelin Guide 55

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


Time Out

Holds an extensive collection of carpets, calligraphy, woodwork, stonework and ceramic, glass and metal objects. Full review →

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