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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Military Museum

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Today: 9:00am-5:00pm
This Week
Sunday:9:00am-5:00pm
Monday:Closed
Tuesday:Closed
Wednesday:9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday:9:00am-5:00pm
Friday:9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday:9:00am-5:00pm
Cost: $1.14 USD (4.00 TRY)

Ten Centuries of History

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.

Utrip Tips

*The Janissary Marching Band (Mehter) are the oldest Military Band in the world and perform at the Military Museum from 3pm to 4pm daily.

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