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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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Metropolitan Municipality
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Ataturk Airport
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City Guides (in Turkish)
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Istanbul Park F1 (in Turkish)
Eurasia Marathon
Atakoy Marina
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Museums & Sites

Istanbul Modern Arts
Museum of Graphic Arts
National Palaces
Blue Mosque
Underground Cistern
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Sadberk Hanim Museum
Rahmi Koc Industrial Museum
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Byzantium 1200 AD

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