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Carpet And Kilim Museum

Cankurtaran Mah. BabI Humayun Caddesi Soguk cesme sok., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 512 6993
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Hidden museum of Istanbul!

This museum in just behind the Aya Sophia museum, and you may find it hard to recognize this spot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ワンケディ
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Fukaya, Japan
Nice look at the history of turkish carpets

Across from the entrance to Topkapi, this has 3 airconditioned rooms of old carpets. Many in poor... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
mrdom
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Cankurtaran Mah. BabI Humayun Caddesi Soguk cesme sok., Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum in just behind the Aya Sophia museum, and you may find it hard to recognize this spot as a carpet museum. There are three buildings inside the area, and in each building there are many precious Turkish carpets exhibited. There's no museum shop...More

Thank ワンケディ
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Across from the entrance to Topkapi, this has 3 airconditioned rooms of old carpets. Many in poor condition but still look great and there is information about the development of carpet design and the meanings of motifs. Not many visitors so unfortunately the bored guards...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Buying a Turkish carpet can be a good idea. After all, you are in Turkey. But if you are a novice buyer, it's very easy to be fooled. Unfortunately, not all carpet salesmen are honest, so try learning a bit about carpets at the Carpet...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I am a tour guide myself and I think I visited this place only after some years of working. Its a museum that you see on a regular basis but you dont really enter. Usually I descrşeb the imperial gate of the sultans since the...More

Thank Sarisoy
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We went in for a quick stop and were able to cover this museum in 20-30 mins . Costs around 10 lira per person and they have 3 exhibit halls with lots of information on the history and the symbols that the Analtolians used to...More

1  Thank MahiMahi14
Reviewed 7 May 2016

I understand that it takes money to renovate these kilims and carpets but is a boring to leave only carpets on display. It is better to set the kilims into a setting rather than just hanging on walls Save your TL10

1  Thank aerosid
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The guidebooks stated this museum was free, but now they charge a small nominal fee to enter. The museum is set-up nicely, but you can see a much greater variety of carpets at one of the many shops in town. The carpet salesmen can probably...More

Thank Zamtricia
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I was the only visitor to this unner-rated museum. The carpets are superb, the displaying excellent, a charming place for peaceful contemplation of great Islamic art.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This museum is just behind the Aya Sophia. You can spend quietly for it's not so crowded. There are many precious Turkish carpets exhibited here. Each design and pattern of the carpets has some meanings, and you can understand and decipher each meanings by reading...More

Thank ワンケディ
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Situated next to Sultanahmet Camii (the Blue Mosque) along what was once the Imperial Pavilion, the Vakiflar Carpet and Kilim Museum is a testament to Turkey's history of producing world-class carpets that are truly works of art. Most of the specimens displayed there date from...More

1  Thank owen m
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prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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