Madame Tussaud İstanbul
Throughout the years Istanbul city has been the main city of the most powerful three empires in the world. Thus, the city is considered one of the richest cities in terms of culture, and this is why you can find a lot of museums and places telling stories about what this city has witnessed but it is not that much fun when it is all about history, at the end people want to have fun more than knowing about ancient history.
In Istanbul city, you have the chance to visit such museums where you can have fun and get more information at the same time.
One of the very famous examples of such museums is madame tussaud Istanbul or as some called it, the wax museum.
Here are some information about this museum:
Madame Tussaud Istanbul is a wax museum that is also considered as one of the most famous entertaining centers in Istanbul city. It is located in the Grand Pera building in Istiklal Avenue with two thousands square meters of hall, Madame Tussaud Istanbul offers its visitors wax life size statues for many celebrities whether local cultural heroes or international heroes.
The main center is located in London and it goes back to 250 years ago, while the center of Istanbul was officially opened in 2016 which is considered the 26th branch of Madame Tussaud.
Great. So what to see inside?
When you walk inside this beautiful museum, you will have the chance to meet some of the celebrities who you may consider as heroes in a life size wax statues. Some of them are famous and known internationally, while some others are famous and known in Turkey.
In any case, the museum has several halls or galleries categorizing the life size statues according to the profession of the celebrities inside. The galleries are categorized as following: Music, Sports, Science and Culture, VIP Party, History, and the famous leaders and in each one of them you will find the most popular and famous celebrities. You can actually get the opportunity to meet Leonardo da vinci or Mozart if you are a fan of arts, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, and Johnny Depp if you are a fan of Hollywood movies, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna if you are a fan of pop music, Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo, Rafael nadal, and Sharapova for sports lovers and of course the two great leaders in Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and Fatih Sultan Mehmet.
Amazing, how to get to Madame Tussaud Istanbul?
You can find Madame Tussaud Istanbul at the first two floors of Grand Pera shopping building in Istiklal Street just six hundred meters away from Taksim Square, and it is very easy to reach.
You can use the Haciosman Metro line toward Taksim station and then walk for no more than five minutes to reach the museum. If you are coming from Eminonu, you can use the Tramway line toward Karakoy station and then go up to the end of Istiklal street and walk for about 15 minutes to reach it.
If you are in Besiktas, you can use the funicular from Kabatas to Taksim square and then walk for no more than 10 minutes. Lastly, if your hotel is near Taksim Square you can easily walk toward Madame tussaud Istanbul because it is near to Taksim Square.
What about tickets, how can i buy one?
There are two ways to buy a ticket for Madame Tussaud Istanbul. One, from the ticket window at the same location of the museum. Or, you can easily buy it online from its official website which is better because during summer and the high season, you will get bored waiting the long queues to buy a ticket from the window. Beside, it is 75 Turkish Lira from the official website while if you buy it from the window you pay 96 Turkish Lira.
What about opening hours?
Madame Tussaud Istanbul welcomes visitors from all over the world everyday from 10 AM until PM.
It is very Important to know that during summer and high season, the Madame Tussaud Istanbul entertaining center becomes crowded, especially at night hours. Thus, it is better to visit this museum during day time, it will only take two hours to finish this museum so do not worry about other activities.
Madame Tussaud Center is not only famous in Istanbul or London, it has more than 25 branches all around the world. You will definitely enjoy your time there, all you need to do is to charge your camera because you are going to use it alot.