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Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

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ImageThe palace housing the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts was a gift for Ibrahim Pasa from his close childhood friend Süleyman the Magnificent. He was the sultan's only close companion and was eventually appointed grand vizier. He also married the sultan's sister. The palace is now home to the changing exhibitions of the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts. There is a fine collection on display which includes calligraphy, peace treaties, examples of the sultan's official seal and an ethnographic section that shows the lifestyles of Ottoman nomads and city-dwellers.

Timings: Tues-Sun 9.00-17.00
Location: Ibrahim Pasa Sarayi, on the Hippodrome, Sultanahmet
Admission: 4 YTL
 

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