Miniatürk

Miniature Turkey Park

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Miniatürk

Miniatürk

Sometimes the best way to grasp the full scope of history one can encounter in a city is to get a bird's eye view of it. Miniaturk, beside all other museums in İstanbul, offers its visitors just that. What is Miniaturk, you ask? Miniaturk is a wonderful museum and park where you'll find faithful and intricate model rendering of all the historic sites in Istanbul and many historic spots from all around Turkey. For instance, seeing the mini models of the fairy chimneys you can normally only encounter at Cappadocia or a model of Pamukkale, the real-live version of which is located in the city of Edirne, is a genuine treat. These mini-renderings afford the visitors of Miniaturk Musuem Istanbul the chance to explore buildings and artefacts from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuck and Ottoman Periods in one fell swoop. In this way you are presented with both a panaromic and a historic view of Istanbul, as well as of Anatolia.  As the museum's motto says, this is "A Small Model of a Big City". 

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Good to Know

 

When should I visit Miniatürk?

You can visit Miniaturk everyday 9:00AM to 7:00PM . The museum is more crowded on the weekends.
 

Is it expensive to visit Miniatürk?

The museum ticket is 15 TL, which is around €2.50. The ticket is free for kids under 8.
 

How to get to the Miniatürk?

You can reach with public transportation. Take a bus from Eminonu to Miniaturk stop. It is 2 minutes walk away from the bus stop.
 

Will I need a guide at Miniatürk?

You can visit museum on your own but a tour with guide would definitely be better.
 

Things to do near Miniatürk

Rahmi Koç Musuem, Eyüp Sultan Mosque, Pierre Loti Hill

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Miniatürk

Sometimes the best way to grasp the full scope of history one can encounter in a city is to get a bird's eye view of it. Miniaturk, beside all other museums in İstanbul, offers its visitors just that. What is Miniaturk, you ask? Miniaturk is a wonderful museum and park where you'll find faithful and intricate model rendering of all the historic sites in Istanbul and many historic spots from all around Turkey. For instance, seeing the mini models of the fairy chimneys you can normally only encounter at Cappadocia or a model of Pamukkale, the real-live version of which is located in the city of Edirne, is a genuine treat. These mini-renderings afford the visitors of Miniaturk Musuem Istanbul the chance to explore buildings and artefacts from the Roman, Byzantine, Seljuck and Ottoman Periods in one fell swoop. In this way you are presented with both a panaromic and a historic view of Istanbul, as well as of Anatolia.  As the museum's motto says, this is "A Small Model of a Big City". 
 

Brief History of Miniaturk

 

Miniaturk Museum first opened its door to visitors on May 2nd, 2003. Since then, Miniaturk has blossomed into a must see attraction in Istanbul. As Miniaturk is located at the heart of Beyoglu, there are many attractions near Miniaturk that may be of interest to you, such as the Hippodrome of Constantinople, the Chora Church and the Pierre Loti Hilltop. That is if you can get through all the wonderful models you'll find in the museum that give you a taste of what you'll be encountering throughout the city, later on. Seeing the real-live version of Miniaturk's models after enjoying the mini versions is bound to be an intriguing experience. Mini caravanserais, madrasas, bridges, tombes, churches, mosques and more await you at the Miniaturk Park, all rendered as faithfully as humanly possible, down to the smallest of details. Unfortunately, it's not possible to see the real-live versions of some of the models you'll encounter at Miniaturk. This is because these buildings and structures no longer exist. The models of the Artemis Temple and the Halicarnassus Museum are two such examples. 
 

Important Tips Before Visiting

 

Visiting Miniaturk is exceedingly easy, thanks to the bus services that will take you directly to the museum, located all throughout the city. What's more the Miniaturk entrance fee is only 15TL per person. Unfortunately you cannot purchase your tickets online yet. But you can easily get as many tickets as you need at the door, by paying in either cash or with your credit card. If you're wondering about the Miniaturk opening hours, the museum is open every single day, even on national holidays. The opening hours of the 60.000 square meter park, 15.000 square meters of which are devoted to models area, are between 9 am and 7 pm. So, you have plenty of time to walk around, enjoy the models or even grab a bite to eat in the Miniaturk restaurant. As for audio guides; you don't need to get one. Once you've paid for your Miniaturk entrance ticket, you can download the Miniaturk App from iTunes or Google Play and listen to the history of any of the buildings or structures that the models depict. As the app offers you an audio guide in Turkish, English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Arabic and Persian, you'll have no trouble discovering the treasures of Turkey to your heart's content. 

 

Miniatürk Comments

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Gregg -August 29, 2019

We used hop on and hop off thousands of times! It was easy to take the bus and we didn t need the public transportation all day. The inside of the bus was clean but the seats could be more comfortable since we used it a lot. On the red route, passing the bridge was amazing because we passed from European Side to Asian side in a couple of minutes. THe view at the bridge was the best!

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Gregg -June 07, 2019

We used hop on and hop off thousands of times! It was easy to take the bus and we didn t need the public transportation all day. The inside of the bus was clean but the seats could be more comfortable since we used it a lot. On the red route, passing the bridge was amazing because we passed from European Side to Asian side in a couple of minutes. THe view at the bridge was the best!

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Simon -February 27, 2019

There was 2 routes. I think the red one was better than the blue one. We stopped by a lot of attraction. We joined Dolmabahce Tour and hop on again. It was nice.

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Ira -January 19, 2019

The employees of the bus company were doing their job very good and they were very nice. They helped us a lot to find the places. The explanation of audio guide was very informative.

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