Museums in Istanbul
Hagia Sophia in Greek, Sancta Sophia in Latin, Aya Sofya in Turkish, the church of the Divine Wisdom is one of the most impressive and important buildings ever constructed.
Istanbul Archeology Museum, one of the greatest museums of the world, is located between Gulhane Park and Topkapi Palace.
Basilica - Yerebatan Cistern was built in the left side of Sultanahmet Square towards Ayasofya - Gulhane Park direction.
Istanbul Kariye Museum which is located in Edirnekapi in Istanbul was originally built as a church of Khora Monastery.
St. Irini - Aya Irini Museum is located in the first courtyard of Topkapi Palace as one of the most magnificent and greatest Byzantine churches along with St. Sophia (Aya Sofya).
Turkish Islamic Arts Museum
Turkish Islamic Arts Museum which is one of the rare examples of Turkish-Islamic Art in the world was designed by collecting precious art pieces from many mosques, tombs and libraries.