Both as part of the Ottoman Empire, and since its independence, Turkey has more than a thousand years of history as a military power. This large museum, located near Taksim Square, includes both indoor and outdoor exhibition of arms from the entire span of this tradition. Their collection includes the famous chain that the Byzantines stretched across the Golden Horn to try to prevent fleet of Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror from sailing up the Bosporus. Don't miss the daily afternoon concerts by the Janissary Band "Mehter Takimi," the world's oldest military band. Open every day except Monday and Tuesday.
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