The Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum is a museum located in Sultanahmet Square in Fatih district of Istanbul. It constructed in 1524, the building was formerly the palace of Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, who was the second grand vizier to Suleiman the Magnificent. The collection includes notable examples of Islamic calligraphy, tiles, and rugs as well as ethnographic displays on various cultures in Turkey, particularly nomad groups. Today the museum contains some of the finest carpets from the Islamic world as well as over 17,000 manuscripts, plus 3,000 Qur’ans, and 250,000 early Qur’anic fragments from the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, amongst other treasures. The collection of artworks displayed are arts from the Islamic world that provide an ethnographic approach in the museum. The exhibitions are structured by floor and center around themes such as the first floor is dedicated to Traditional Turkish life and the second floor is dedicated to Islamic art.
Opening Days: Everyday except Mondays. Working Hours: 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM