Great Palace Mosaic Museum (Büyük Saray Mozaikleri Müzesi)

The Mosaic Museum was constructed to preserve a surviving portion of mosaic covering the courtyard of the Great Palace of the Byzantine Emperors which was uncovered during archaeological excavations in 1950’s in the Arasta Çarşı.

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Address

Sultan Ahmet Mahallesi, Ayasofya Meydanı, Fatih

Visiting Hours

April – October
09:00 – 19:00
November-March
09:00 – 17:00
Closed On Monday

Phone 0090 212 518 1205

The Great Palace Mosaic Museum (Büyük Saray Mozaikleri Müzesi) was built to preserve a surviving portion of the mosaics covering the courtyard of the Great Palace of Constantinople that was uncovered during archaeological excavations in the 1950’s in the Arasta Bazaar(Turkish: Arasta Çarşısı). Thanks to extensive restoration undertaken from 1983 to1997, the eye-catching mosaics are to be enjoyed today.

With brilliant craftsmanship the mosaics made between 450-550 C.E., depict daily life, mythological stories and natural scenes. Do not miss seeing these historical works of art during your tour to Sultanahmet district.

From the Atatürk Airport and Taksim Take the Havataş Shuttle or public bus 96T from the Atatürk Airport to Taksim Use the Funikuler (F1) from Taksim subway station to Kabataş Take the Tramway (T1) from Kabataş to Bağcılar and get off at Sultanahmet.

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