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Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Ibrahim Pasha Palace)

  • The museum’s collection dates from the 8th and 9th centuries up to the 19th century.

  • In the museum there are more then 40.000 works in collection.

  • Figurative Architectural Piece

  • This palace was built in 1524 for İbrahim Paşa.

  • One of the Main Exhibition Halls in the museum.

  • Clog for hamam

This museum was the first Turkish museum to collect Turkish and Islamic Works of art. The Museum was opened in 1914 as ‘The Islamic Foundation Museum’. It was located in the formen soup kitchen of the Suleymaniye Complex.  Later name was changed as ‘The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum’. The Museum was moved to İbrahim Pasa Palace in 1983.

Grand Vizier’s Palace
This palace was built in 1524 for İbrahim Paşa, brother-in-law and grand vizier of Süleyman the Magnificent. Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha served as Grand Vizier from 1523 until his execution in 1536. He married Suleyman the Magnificent’s sister Hatice Sultan, and they lived in the palace.

4.000 works
It's now home to a magnificent collection of artefacts, including fine examples of calligraphy and a collection of antique carpets that is generally held to be the best in the world. There are more than 40.000 works in collection. The museum’s collection dates from the 8th and 9th centuries up to the 19th century. The lower floor of the museum houses ethnographic exhibits.

Useful Information for Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Ibrahim Pasha Palace)

Address At Meydani 46, Sultanahmet, Istanbul
Tel 0 (212) 518 1805
Fax 0 (212) 518 1807
Entrance fee 10.00 TL
Visiting hours Open everyday except Monday from 09.30 to 17.30
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