The Turkish and Islamic Art Museum situated in Sultanahmet Square in Eminonu, Istanbul, which it was built in 1524, the building was formerly the palace of Ibrahim Pasha who was the first grand vizier to Suleiman the Magnificent. After Ibrahim’s death, the palace was used as a military barracks for new recruits, today the building is a museum.
The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum collection contain more than 40,000 examples. ( examples of Islamic calligraphy, tiles, carpets, kilims and illuminated Kur’ans, Koran cases,)
Section of the Museum
Section of Wooden Works
Stone Art Section
The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art is open from 9:30am to 5:30pm (closed Monday).
Entrance Fee: 10 TL.
Transport: Sultanahmet tram stop
Address: Türk Islam Eserleri Müzesi
At Meydanı 46 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey.
See on the google map
Tel: +90 (212) 518 1805
Fax: +90 (212) 518 1807