Discover Miniaturk


Miniaturk is a wonderful open-air museum that displays tiny versions of Turkey’s most famous attractions and architectural structures. It’s also known as the Miniature Turkey Museum, and it’s a great location to visit if you want to take a fun tour of Turkey. On the extreme end of Golden Horn’s northern shore, the park has an area of 60,000 square meters. The Istanbul Crystal Museum and the Panorama Victory Museum are both located inside the museum. 

Miniaturk in Istanbul

Miniatürk was completed by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Culture Inc. on May 2nd, 2003, and opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, bringing together the rich architectural heritage of the civilizations that ruled and left their marks on this ancient land from the ancient ages to Rome, Byzantine, Seljuk Empire, and Ottoman Empire. 

With the slogan “A Little Model of a Big Country,” Miniaturk has become a showcase for Turkey. 

In all, 135 models were chosen among hundreds of architectural works based on their reputation, including 62 from Istanbul, 60 from Anatolia, and 13 from Ottoman territories outside of Turkey. All of the models are 1/25 scale. Miniaturk isn’t only for Turkish people or Turkish culture. It contains the life experiences of the surrounding terrain, as well as the ideals that define Anatolia. The remnants left by civilizations governed by peace, tolerance, and justice are gathered together in this park, which stretches back three thousand years to the Golden Horn. 

The caravanserais, social complexes, madrasas, bridges, stations, piers, castles, city walls, tombs, mosques, churches, synagogues, palaces, mansions, obelisks, monuments, and sculptures on the one hand, and unique natural formations from fairy chimnies to Pamukkale on the other, were chosen by an expert team through meticulous work. Also on exhibit are two of the ancient world’s seven wonders, Artemis Temple and Halicarnassus Mausoleum, both of which were constructed in Anatolia but no longer exist. Everything in Miniaturk is so unique that you feel as if you’re going throughout the nation from east to west, north to south. Of course, it’s not the same as viewing the actual works, but apart from the desire to see the real ones, it’s a pleasure to be able to appreciate these works in this light. 

Miniatürk has a total size of 60.000 square meters. Every detail has been carefully designed to ensure visitors have a quality experience while having fun in Miniaturk, including the 15.000 square meters area where the models are located, as well as a parking area for 300 cars, a restaurant, cafeteria, gift shop, exhibition hall, outdoor show area, children’s playground, ferryboat, remote controlled boat, train, tale tree, and a mini stadium with four of the most popular teams. 

Miniatürk is a pleasant park as well as a cultural and social responsibility initiative, drawing power and beauty from its 3,000-year-old civilisation. In Miniaturk, future generations will learn about their civilization’s ancient origins. 

Miniaturk is one of Istanbul’s most popular tourist destinations for both locals and visitors, and it’s an excellent choice for anyone looking for a fantastic and fast tour of Turkey. It is, in a nutshell, Turkey’s Showcase. 

What Is The Best Way To Get To Miniaturk? 

The Miniaturk is located in the Sutluce area of Beyoglu district, near the extreme northern end of the Golden Horn shoreline and Taksim. On the other coast, across the Istanbul Dolphinarium. Take the Public Ferry Golden Horn line from Uskudar to Eyup and get out at Sutluce pier. Finally, most visitors find public transportation inconvenient; if this is the case, you should hire a taxi since Miniaturk is located far from the city’s main tourist areas.