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Yildiz Palace (Yıldız Sarayı) – Istanbul

Yildiz Palace (Yıldız Sarayı) is 23 km (14 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. Yildiz, one of the last residences of the Ottoman sultans, was completed by Abdulhamit II at the end of the 19th century in a large and well protected park which is scattered in an area of 500,000 square meters (123,5 acres) of…

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Seven Towers Dungeons (Yedikule Hisari) – Istanbul

Seven Towers Dungeons is 13 km (8 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. As its name says in Turkish, Yedikule is a seven towered fortress which was built next to the city wall near the Byzantine Imperial Gate (Golden Gate or Porta Aurea) during the reign of Sultan Fatih Mehmet to protect the treasury. During the…

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Wax Museum – Istanbul

Wax Museum is 26 km (16 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. A private museum opened in 2012 in the modern Sapphire shopping mall located in a residential area. The wax statues were made by Mrs. Jale Kushan, using very realistic materials and the wax. There are around 60 wax statues of many important figures such…

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Vedat Nedim Tor Museum – Istanbul

Vedat Nedim Tor Museum is 19 km (11 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. This museum is located in the Yapi Kredi Bank building in Galatasaray neighborhood and contains a collection of coins, embroidered textiles, gold covered copper objects, calligraphy, rosaries, Karagoz figures and ethnographic works. Open to the public during exhibitions around central themes. Open…

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TURVAK Cinema & TV Museum – Istanbul

TURVAK Cinema & TV Museum is 19 km (11 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. The Turvak is a private foundation established by Turker Inanoglu, one of the most known movie directors in Turkey. The Cinema and Television Museum was founded to show the development of Turkish movie and television industry from the beginning until today….

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Turkish & Islamic Art Museum (Ibrahim Pasha Palace) – Istanbul

Turkish & Islamic Art Museum is 16 km (9 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. Fine collection of art and ethnography in the lovely setting of Ibrahim Pasa Palace in the old Hippodrome area. It was built in the 16th century and donated to Grand Vizier Ibrahim Pasha by the great sultan Suleyman the Magnificent. He…

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Toy Museum – Istanbul

Toy Museum is 33 km (20 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. This is a private museum founded by Sunay Akin in a historical residence that belongs to his family, in Goztepe district of Istanbul. Approximately 2000 toys and miniatures are exhibited in the museum that occupies 500 square meters of land. Sunay Akin has collected…

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Topkapi Palace – Istanbul

Topkapi Palace is 13 km (8 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. The Topkapi Palace is in the Sultanahmet neighborhood near Eminonu in the Old City area, and is open daily between 09:00 – 17:00 except on Tuesdays. During the summer period it has longer opening hours (until 19:00 usually) and might be open 7 days…

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Tophane Kasri – Istanbul

Tophane Kasri is 19 km (11 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. The Tophane Pavilion gets its name from Tophane neighborhood, meaning Cannon factory in Turkish, where there was one. It’s located next to the Nusretiye mosque and was one of the most important buildings on the Tophane Square during the Ottoman period. The kiosk was…

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The Florence Nightingale Museum – Istanbul

The Florence Nightingale Museum is 28 km (17 mile) far to Istanbul centurum. The museum is opened in memory of the English nurse Florence Nightingale who came to Istanbul in 1854 for taking care of the Turkish and allied soldiers of the Crimean War. The hospital was at the Selimiye Barracks and now the room…

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