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Istanbul Archaeological Museums
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Ranked #69 of 1,156 things to do in Istanbul
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Besides its importance as the first Turkish museum, it remains one of the world's largest museums with over one million works. Opened to the public in 1891, it houses a collection of Greek, Roman and Byzantine artifacts.
Reviewed 19 August 2014

If you have museum pass it's a place worth to visit after visiting Topkapi palace. Iznik art collection part is really rich and nice.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

A very interesting visit to the museums, which have plenty to offer. There are three buildings in total, each of which showcase many different artifacts from various ages. We spent half the day here and didn't make it to the third building, but I enjoyed everything we saw, as well as the cool air conditioning of the buildings on a hot day! The gardens are also very pretty and we enjoyed a tea and a (slightly stale) muffin in the shaded cafe outside.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Although a large portion of the museum was closed down in august 2014 due to restauration (incl. the Alexander sarcophagus) this was a place to spend hours of rewarding time. Be overbearing with the English translations.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

This is an absolutely fantastic museum, separated into three parts: ceramics (beautiful porcelain decorated in Arabic style), Classical (Roman/Greek findings incl Alexander Sarcophagus) and the best section, the ancient Orient, which covers ancient Mesopotamia, Sumeria etc.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

I went for the Tiled Pavilion and was not disappointed. Fabulous building. Wonderful Unique blue tiles, more modern than in the mosques. The building has fabulous details, room ceilings were wonderful, gorgeous windows. Ceramic displays were also very beautiful and unique.

Rest of the buildings were interesting, but my focus was the tiles.

Under renovation but still lots to see for TL 15.

Nice little gift shop and outside cafe as well. Great place to sit in the shade.

Thank TravelingHT
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