Istanbul travel guide. Places to visit in Istanbul. Istanbul Archaeological Museum.
Istanbul Archaelogocial Museum is one of the must-see places to visit in Istanbul. The museum established by the famous painter and curator Osman Hamdi Bey as the Imperial Museum at the end of the 19th century, is one of the biggest museums in the world with more than one million pieces belong to several cultures.
The Istanbul Archaeological Museum hosts collections and monuments of the cultures that were inside the boundries of the Ottoman Empire from Balkans to Africa, from Anatolia and Mesopotamia to Arabic peninsula and Afghanistan.
You can visit the museum and see the monuments with a chronological order demonstrating the evolution of art from archaic era to Byzantium Age.
The Istanbul Archaeological Museum is open from 09:00 to 19:00 every day except Mondays.
AddressAlemdar Cad. Osman Hamdi Bey Yokuşu Sk, Sultanahmet, Fatih
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