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New openings in 2024

The St. Saviour in Chora (Kariye) is re-opened after years of restorations as a mosque and a museum.

Entrance fees in 2024

As of 1st of March 2024, many State museums' fees are set in Euros, to be paid 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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Congress & Conventions in Istanbul

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey and an important bridge between East and West. A city of 13 million people, a dynamic engine of the economy, and a place offering countless historic and natural beauties to its visitors, is also equipped with many local and international five star deluxe and first class moderate hotels, venues, fair and convention centers making it an ideal city for international congresses and conventions. Being on the crossroads of the main world traffic routes and having two international airports make the city easily connected to main cities of the world thus very convenient for such big organizations. Istanbul is a magnificent place for meetings, incentive and congresses where Europe and Asia meets.

Besides regular tour groups, every year tens of thousands of scholars, researchers, businessmen, statesmen, and members of different organizations from all over the world gather in Istanbul for important international meetings. The city became an attraction center for congress tourism in the last decade.

Most of the convention centers are located in the city center near Taksim or Besiktas districts, where many five star hotels are also located. Some of these major congress and convention centers in Istanbul are:

  • CNR World Trade Center in Yesilköy
  • Lutfi Kirdar International Congress and Exhibition Hall in Harbiye
  • Dolmabahce Culture Center in Harbiye
  • Feshane Fair Center in Eyüp
  • Sutluce Convention Center on the Golden Horn
  • Istanbul Hilton Exhibition Center in Elmadag
  • ITU Ayazaga Campus Fair Area in Ayazaga
  • TUYAP Fair and Congress Hall in Beylikdüzü
  • TUYAP Istanbul Exhibition Hall in Tepebasi

Professional tour guides and highly skilled interpreters help the delegates to turn these meetings into a success and also to explore the city with daily excursions during their off times. Traditional Turkish hospitality, high quality local cuisine and wines, endless entertainment facilities, and comfortable transportation vehicles guarantee the success for all kinds and sized of meetings to be organized in Istanbul.

Hope to see you soon in Istanbul.