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“Plan your next Trip in Turkey”
Review of Miniaturk

Miniaturk
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Full-Day Tour of Istanbul Miniaturk
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US$ 35.90*
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Golden Horn and Miniaturk Park Tour in Istanbul
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Big Bus Istanbul Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #25 of 1,071 things to do in Istanbul
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Minaturk is just what it sounds like: a mini version of treasures found in Turkey. The park contains 105 models done in 1/25th scale, about half of them from Istanbul and the rest from Anatolia and the Ottoman territories outside of Turkey.
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Plan your next Trip in Turkey”
Reviewed 1 April 2012

it is a model of Turkiye. it is a short trip all around Turkiye. Firstly visit there then plan your next trip and visit the real places. it will be very good photo album with model and later with real ones ;-) My opinion, wherever you go in the wold, you must seize where you are and what is the backside story. So MiniaTurk gives you this chance. Visiting istanbul is nothing if you dont know the history.

Visited August 2011
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Jordan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A must see park in Istanbul”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Miniaturk is a huge open air museum located at the northeastern shore of the golden horn in Istanbul. It contains models of Turkish and Ottoman heritage, such as Sultanahmet mosque, Rumeli hisari, galata tower, chimneys of capadocia, Mardin stone houses, models of ottoman war ships and many more..all separated by beautiful landscaping. The multilingual voice information system provides a brief explanation about the history of each structure. There is also a cafeteria, an amphitheater, and a nice gift shop near the entrance. The ticket is 10 TL per person.

Visited July 2011
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Mini buildings are not for grown adults...”
Reviewed 29 March 2012

I don't understand the purpose of a minature park filled with mini replicas of old buildings that you can step out and see for yourself. If you're visiting Istanbul as a tourist, this is a waste of time. Your time is much better spent going to actual historic sites and stepping into them.

Visited March 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Turkey architecture in a nutshell”
Reviewed 23 March 2012

It is a neat place for fastened Turkey tour. Every model has voice description in front of them which is excellent. It will take 2-3 hours or more for detailed visit. The place has fresh air from Golden Horn so it is highly enjoyable at good weather. There is free car parking so coming with your car is preferable.

Visited August 2011
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uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“good models of famous places,artwork and history”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Models of almost all the famous attractions of turkey's historical building are here,press a button on models it will start telling you what it is in your own language.We took a taxi from Eyup sultan mosque,after we finished there,about 10-minutes ride from Eyup sultan.
If you dont have time to see all the attractions of turkey then you can come here and see them all and boast to everyone that you have seen everything!!!!

Visited July 2011
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