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Tophane and Museums in Istanbul

Tophane and Museums in Istanbul

Places to Visit in Tophane

Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque and Nusretiye Mosque

This run down dockland area is mixed with impressive Ottoman buildings such as the Kiliç Ali Paşa Mosque (situated in the Kilic Ali Pasa complex) dating from 1780 and the Nusretiye Mosque from 1822.

Istanbul Modern Museum

Tophane
also has the Istanbul Modern, housing the city’s contemporary art collection and is great alternative for those who want to see something of the ‘new Istanbul’ and well worth visiting. Located in a refurbished warehouse sitting on the edge of the Bosphorus , giving great views across to the Topkapi Palace , with collections of the best of Turkish modern and international artwork and is the first of its kind in the city.

There is also a reference library, gift shop and café/restaurant where visitors can enjoy a glass of wine or Turkish coffee, watch passing boats and see the sun set over Sultanahmet and the Asian side of Istanbul

Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum founded in 1897, is one of the most entertaining in Istanbul and largest of its kind in Turkey containing over 20,000 items. Although it has moved many times throughout its history it has been in its current location since 1961. The collection is split between two buildings; the one facing the water houses the impressively adorned Imperial barges which were used to ferry the Ottoman sultans along the Bosphorus and the largest one, dating from 1648, required 144 oarsmen to row it; the second is dedicated to the maritime history of the Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republic with a vast collection of weaponry, model ships, engravings and paintings, stamps, seals, navigational equipment, lights and clocks and items of Ataturk's private yacht all on display.

Shisha or Nargile Cafes

Tophane is known as the capital for shisha or Nargile houses. If you like to try shisha, we would advice you to try one of these.

 

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Turkish Food Recipes

Lamb Stew with Chestnuts - Red Meat Courses

Main Course

Stuffed Mussels - Seafood Mezes

Cold Meze

Gozleme with Potato Filling - Pastries

Tea Time Pastry

Raw Meatballs - Cig Kofte - Other Mezes

Cold Meze

Stuffed Aubergines in Olive Oil - Vegetable Courses

Main Course

Kisir - Bulgur Wheat Salad - Rice & Pasta Dishes

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