Istanbul is most famous for its superstructures. Jaw-dropping historical attractions like the Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace and Blue Mosque have captured the imaginations of travelers for hundreds of years.But visitors who only see the most famous Istanbul attractions are missing one of the city’s greatest draws: a plethora of unbelievably rich and quirky museums. Istanbul museums delve deep into diverse aspects of the city’s multi-layered past and there is something for nearly every interest: you can explore the vaults of great Ottoman banks, see some of the world’s most prized carpets, climb aboard a military submarine, blur fiction and reality with one of Turkey’s most famous contemporary books or walk in the footsteps of the Sultans.
If you are planning to visit a number of Istanbul museums and tourist attractions in a short space of time the Müze Kart Museum Pass (Valid for 5 days from first use and costing 85TL) is a great way to save money and time. It gives you free entrance to..