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Mosaic Museum

Torun Sok., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 553 737 50 91
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US$5.00*
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The Museum of Great Palace Mosaics Admission Ticket
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“arasta bazaar” (62 reviews)
“blue mosque” (72 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Torun Sok., Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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"arasta bazaar"
in 62 reviews
"blue mosque"
in 72 reviews
"interesting mosaics"
in 6 reviews
"floor mosaics"
in 5 reviews
"byzantine era"
in 11 reviews
"daily life"
in 10 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"grand palace"
in 4 reviews
"mosaic work"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
in 7 reviews
"hagia sophia"
in 9 reviews
"scenes"
in 36 reviews
"animals"
in 27 reviews
"unearthed"
in 5 reviews
"constantine"
in 9 reviews
"restoration"
in 13 reviews
"craftsmanship"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely worthwhile. There are amazing mosaics that were discovered in the 1930s from the ancient palace that used to be located in this part of Istanbul. The quality and the subject matter of the mosaics are amazing. There are plenty of curious animals...More

Thank Sus1952
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum houses a large floor mosaic which is detailed and colorful, but not as good of quality as some you'd see in Italy. I recommend visiting it if you come around to the Sultan Ahmet from the south and east sides (like the end...More

Thank cliffemerson
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As indicated by someone else at first the museum appears disappointing however as you settle in to taking your time you will hopefully find it worthwhile. It works as a historical tour of ceramic which actually has a few twists in that some of the...More

Thank michael r
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

At first sight this little museum looks a little disappointing but once you focus properly on the mosaics you realise how amazing they are - both artistically and historically. We spent a surprisingly long time looking at them and reading the information - including how...More

Thank Marmite69
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is a small museum where the mosaics retrieved from the ruins of the ancient Great Palace are exhibited. The Great Palace was the residence of the Byzantine emperors and was located where the Blue Mosque now stands; it was built by the Emperor Constantine...More

1  Thank Marco_Polo499
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

DO NOT MISS A CHANCE TO VISIT THIS MUSEUM!!! I got here to this museum only by chance as this was one of the museums included in musekart and it was very close to where I stayed. This place is easy to miss because of...More

Thank ashlyn_clements
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

One of the hidden gems of Istanbul or shall I say - Constantinople. The museum is so hidden not a lot of people know it. During my visit, I was practically the only person visiting the museum. t's located within the Arasta Bazaar so if...More

1  Thank Ara A
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Really makes you appreciate the scope of the mosaic art and the effort the artists put in. Included in the museum pass. When we visited, the "gift shop" such that it was was closed. Restrooms. Photos permitted, no flash.

Thank therese l
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

The Mosaic Museum is within the Arasta Bazar, by the side of the Blue Mosque. Unfortunately, this place is not much visited unlike the Hagia Sophia or the Topkapi Palace. But those who choose to visit are treated to a stunning display of mosaics in...More

Thank Madhu N
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Highly recommend this little museum. It is in the Arasta Bazaar, just follow the sign from the Blue Mosque. There are many beautiful pieces of mosaics with stories and history, really enjoy it.

Thank Jedsadachaiyut
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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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Claudia U
November 2, 2016|
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Response from MIA328 | Reviewed this property |
From the open area between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia, take the stairs down to Arasta Bazaar. Then turn right on the road in front of the bazaar. The museum will be on your right just after you pass Sultanahmet... More
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Alirezamaz
March 20, 2015|
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Response from jakki72 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, open May-Sept. 9am-7pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Oct - April 9am - 5 pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Costs about TL8. We spent a good couple of hours there, scenes are amazing!
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