Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Istanbul

Interesting
This museum is housed in the former residence of Ibrahim Pasa; this son of a Greek slave became the grand vizier of Suleyman the Magnificent. Its rooms, arranged around a central garden, house a number of splendours of decorative Islamic art from the 11C onwards: ceramics, glasswork, calligraphy, paintings and miniatures. The room dedicated to Seljuk carpets shows the various stages in their manufacture. A fascinating ethnographic section depicts the different lifestyles of the Turkish people in the 19C.

Useful information

Address:

At Meydani 46 Istanbul

Price:

10 TL

Opening hours

Jun-Sep: 9am-7pm; rest of year: 9am-5pm - closed Mon

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