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New openings in 2023-2024

The Byzantine cistern (Yerebatan), Blue Mosque, Maiden's Tower (Kizkulesi), Treasury at Topkapi Palace, Anatolian Fortress, and Upper Galleries at Hagia Sophia re-opened after restorations.

Entrance fees in 2024

As of 1st of March 2024, many State museums will charge in Euros, or its equivalent in Turkish Liras.

Museum Pass

You can buy the "Museum Pass" for foreigners which is valid for 5 days in various museums of Istanbul.

Museums open 7 days

Many State museums in Istanbul operate 7 days a week, except Topkapi Palace.

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British Cemetery

The British Cemetery is located in Haydarpasa neighborhood on the Asian side of Istanbul. It's the burial place of British soldiers who lost their lives during the Crimean War between 1853-1856. Also, some of the British soldiers and civilians who lost their lives for various reasons during the World War I and II, as well as British soldiers who were killed during the invasion of Istanbul after the First World War were also buried here. This area originally belonged to Suleyman the Magnificent. In 1855 these lands were donated by the Ottoman government to the British government to honor their lost souls.

One of the interesting persons in this cemetery is Augustus Charles Hobart Hampten, known as Hobart Pasha in the Ottoman Empire. He was born in 1822, began serving in the Ottoman Navy in 1868, became fleet commander with the rank of Vizier and Field Marshal (great admiral) in 1881, then buried here after passing away. The British Ambassador Sir Nicholas O'Connor Don who served in Istanbul between 1898-1908 was also buried in this cemetery and a chapel was built in to commemorate him.

Queen Victoria founded a monument in the cemetery in 1857 in memory of soldiers who died in the Crimean War. It's 28 meters (92 feet) high. Another remarkable structure here is a monument where the names of 200 British citizen soldiers of Indian origin who died in the borders of Russia and Turkey are listed, but their graves in the cemetery are unknown.

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