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Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum

94
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 6 publications
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Badge 94

Outstanding

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Top 1% in Istanbul About the TripExpert Score

6 expert recommendations

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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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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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Time Out

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

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