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Mosaic Museum

Torun Sok., Istanbul, Turkey
+90 444 6 893
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US$ 5.00*
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“arasta bazaar” (62 reviews)
“blue mosque” (72 reviews)
“floor mosaic” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Torun Sok., Istanbul, Turkey
Sultanahmet
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+90 444 6 893
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"arasta bazaar"
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"blue mosque"
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"floor mosaic"
in 6 reviews
"interesting mosaics"
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"byzantine emperors"
in 7 reviews
"daily life"
in 10 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"grand palace"
in 4 reviews
"mosaic work"
in 4 reviews
"quick visit"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
in 7 reviews
"hagia sophia"
in 9 reviews
"scenes"
in 36 reviews
"animals"
in 28 reviews
"constantine"
in 9 reviews
"restoration"
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"unearthed"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Animals, flowers, life scenes, attitudes, excellently immortalised in mosaic. Located close to Sultanahmet Square at Arasta Bazaar, Istanbul. The museum houses mosaics from the Byzantine period, unearthed at the site of the Great Palace of Constantinople.Definitely must go!

Thank Fotini66
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i didn't know this place before i went to the Istanbul. we bumped it by chance and then visit. u have to pay fee before u get in there. there is lots of mosaics from romen empire. if u are interested in these kind of...More

Thank Erica T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum can be visited for free if you already have an Istanbul Museum Pass. My impression, Great Palace Mosaic Museum unlike any other museum in General. A mosaic on the floor the museum has different patterns with other mosaic in Hagia Sophia. Mosaics in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought the museum pass for 125lira so added this to our list of places to go as it was included. Nice to see but probably would pay extra for it.

Thank laneypops83
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

My wife and I visited the Mosaic Museum during a 5-day visit to Istanbul. We had purchased a 5-day museum pass (TRL 125) from the Archaeological Museum which is worth getting, as it eliminates waiting in line and also reduces the cost of visiting other...More

Thank Richard_Harpum
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

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 30 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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 6 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

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
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
2 November 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
20 March 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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