Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

Located at Sultanahmet, the collection at the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts consists of approximately 33,000 pieces from each historic era. The first Turkish museum of Turkish and Islamic arts, the building contains a rich collection of rugs, ceramics, glass, metalwork, miniatures, stone art, calligraphy, textiles and wooden works. Specific items of interest on display here include funeral belts, pearl reading desks, carved cooper cups, royal crests, clothing belonging to Sultan Yıldırım Beyazıt and Sultan Selim II.

  • The first Turkish museum of Turkish and Islamic arts
  • 33,000 pieces from each historic era
  • Some of the oldest carpets in the world
  • Various edicts of the Ottoman Sultans

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Museum of Islamic Arts