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Istanbul

Great Palace Mosaic Museum

Torun Sokak
Behind the Blue Mosque
Istanbul, Turkey
TEL: 90 212 518-1205

Istanbul's major state-run museums charge hefty admissions, but the Great Palace Mosaic Museum, just behind the Blue Mosque adjacent to the Arasta Bazaar, costs only $3. These delightful mosaic scenes of hunts, myths, animal battles, and everyday life in antiquity—boys riding a camel, a man milking his goat, a youth feeding his donkey—once covered the floor of a large courtyard of the Palatium Magnum, the Great Palace built between the time of Constantine the Great himself and Justinian I (4th to early 6th centuries).

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Art
  • Indoor
  • Tuesday - Closed
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