Turkish and Islamic Art Museum

The building was constructed in 16th century as a palace for the grand vizier Ibrahim Pasha.

The halls and the rooms that great vizier once ruled were designed as exhibition rooms: This museum has a lot to offer from early Islamic period to late Ottoman period are to be seen there.

Incredibly important museum to see old pottery, glassware, tombstones, calligraphy panels, jewelry and Turkish carpets. 13th century well-preserved carpets from Konya are the most valuable objects in the museum.

A section of the palace is the Ethnographical Museum. It has a large variety of the artifacts from nomadic tents to the late Ottoman high society furniture. 

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