News Get More Out of Your MuseumCard: 18 Wonderful Places to Visit in Istanbul
Get More Out of Your MuseumCard: 18 Wonderful Places to Visit in Istanbul
MuseumCard is a card that allows you to visit more than three hundred archaeological sites and museums in Turkey until one year after you have purchased the MuseumCard. Once you have a MuseumCard, which is useful in many ways, it is important to know where it is valid.
If you are wondering what are the places in Istanbul with MuseumCard, here are 18 wonderful places in Istanbul that you can visit with MuseumCard!
Offering the opportunity to visit many ruins and museums in Turkey, MuseumCard naturally becomes an important card in Istanbul, where there are many museums and historical buildings.
If you are curious about the places where the MuseumCard is valid, let us show you!
1. Beykoz Glass and Billur Museum
Beykoz Glass and Billur Museum takes its name from Beykoz Glass and Billurât Fabrika-i Hümâyûnu, which was established during the Ottoman period. The museum, which consists of twelve sections and where you can see how the glass art in Turkey has progressed, is home to many artifacts that will fascinate everyone.
2. Beylerbeyi Palace
The eye-catching structure of Beylerbeyi Palace was built by the Ottoman sultan Sultan Abdülaziz. Beylerbeyi Palace, which combines with the stunning view of the Bosphorus, is located in Üsküdar province.
3. Tiled Kiosk
The Tiled Kiosk, also called Sırça Saray or Sırça Köşk, was built on the instruction of the Ottoman sultan Mehmed II. The Tiled Kiosk, which is now part of the Istanbul Archeology Museum and dates back to 1472, is located in Fatih district.
4. Istanbul Archaeology Museums
Most of us know him for his Turtle Trainer painting, but in addition to being a painter, Osman Hamdi Bey is also an archaeologist and museologist.
The Istanbul Archaeological Museums in Fatih were created as a result of Osman Hamdi Bey's intense efforts and are among the must-see places with many artifacts belonging to different civilizations.
5. Dolmabahçe Palace
Dolmabahçe Palace, an Ottoman palace, is located in Beşiktaş. Built by Sultan Abdülmecit I between 1843-1855, the palace has a fascinating appearance with its interior and exterior structure.
6. The Museum of the Ancient Orient
Most of the artifacts in the Museum of the Ancient Orient, located within the Istanbul Archaeological Museums, were unearthed as a result of various excavations carried out between the late nineteenth century and the First World War. Those who are curious about the Museum of the Ancient Orient can turn their routes to Fatih district!
7. Adam Mickiewicz Museum
The house where Adam Mickiewicz, a Polish poet, spent a short part of his life and ended his life has been turned into a museum on the centennial anniversary of the poet. Poet Adam Mickiewicz Museum is located in Beyoglu. Another great place to use your MuseumCard!
8. Yıldız Palace
Yıldız Palace, built for Mihrişah Sultan, is located in Beşiktaş. Designed by Raimondo Tommaso D'Aronco, the palace was completed and opened in 1880. The palace includes various kiosks, theater, opera and administrative buildings and the Yıldız Porcelain Production House, where ceramics of various patterns are produced.
9. Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
Located in Fatih district, the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum is a museum that houses various artifacts made of wood, ceramics, glass and different materials, as well as eye-catching carpets and manuscripts. The museum, which also houses rare artifacts from the Islamic world, offers a great opportunity to use a museum card!
10. Küçüksu Pavilion
Located in Beykoz district, Küçüksu Pavilion is situated between Küçüksu and Göksu streams. Küçüksu Pavilion, also called Göksu Pavilion, is a place where you can feel nature and history to the bone, whose construction was completed in 1720.
11. Galata Tower
Galata Tower, which has many different functions since its construction, is located in Beyoğlu district. Aside from the rumor that everyone knows, the view of Istanbul that you will see when you climb the tower is mind-blowing. Galata Tower is the perfect place to use the museum card!
12. Rumeli Hisarı Museum
Rumeli Hisarı, which was completed at the end of great efforts and labor in its time, has been used for different purposes since its construction and has survived a fire until today.
In the museum, there are war equipment, estuary chains and various artifacts from the Ottoman period, as well as three viewing terraces, and the fortress offers a beautiful view of Istanbul.
13. Grand Palace Mosaic Museum
Mosaics are fascinating artifacts that open doors for us to read the lives of the past. The Great Palace Mosaics Museum is a museum that offers us the opportunity to read about Eastern Rome. If you want to see these precious artifacts, it will be enough to go to Fatih!
14. Hagia Irene Church Museum
Hagia Irene Church Museum, known as the first church of Byzantium, is a building that has survived many calamities - fire and earthquake - until today. Located in Fatih district, Hagia Irene Church Museum is a very impressive building with both its interior and exterior appearance.
15. Galata Mevlevihanesi
Galata Mevlevihanesi, which is used as a museum today, is located in Beyoğlu district. Built in 1491 and also called Kulekapı Mevlevihanesi, Galata Mevlevihanesi contains various artifacts such as various musical instruments and items belonging to the Mevlevi order.
16. Ihlamur Pavilions (National Palaces)
Ihlamur Pavilions, located in Şişli, is a pavilion used by Ottoman sultans to rest. Ihlamur Pavilions, one of the exquisite products of Baroque architecture, was a place frequently visited by Ottoman sultans; Selim III, Sultan Abdülmecid, Mahmud II and Abdülhamid I.
17. Topkapı Palace
Located in Fatih, Topkapı Palace was the residence of the imperial dynasty for more than half of the years of the Ottoman Empire. Topkapı Palace, each point of which offers a completely different beauty, is an excellent choice for using a museum card!
18. Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam
Museum of the History of Science and Technology in Islam in Fatih is located in Gülhane Park. The museum, where the contributions of Muslim scientists to the world of science are shown, hosts various models, device replicas and many other artifacts.
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