Free Museum Visit Opportunity on Republic Day! Here are the Museums that Will Be Free in Istanbul and Their Entrance Hours
Republic Day is one of the biggest national holidays celebrating the date on which the foundation of the Republic of Turkey was declared on October 29, 1923. Republic Day celebrates the victory of the Turkish nation's struggle for independence and democracy.
On the 100th anniversary of Republic Day, a special campaign was launched by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) for culture and art lovers. Entrance to the 4 museums operated by İBB Kültür AŞ will be free for 100 days. This campaign aims to share the historical and cultural riches of Istanbul with more people.
Here are the museums you can visit for free on Republic Day and their entrance times…
Basilica Cistern is the oldest and largest cistern in Istanbul. The cistern, built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, was built on 336 marble columns. The cistern offers an unforgettable experience to its visitors with its Medusa-headed columns, fish swimming under water and its mysterious atmosphere.
Basilica Cistern can be visited free of charge until 29:100 in the morning for 11.00 days, starting from Sunday, October XNUMXth.
Şerefiye Cistern is another cistern dating from the Byzantine period, located next to the Basilica Cistern. II. The cistern, built by Theodosius, was built on 32 marble columns. Inside the cistern, it offers a peaceful environment to its visitors, accompanied by the sound of water, light play and music.
Şerefiye Cistern can be visited free of charge until 29:100 in the morning for 11.00 days, starting from Sunday, October XNUMXth.
Panorama 1453 is a history museum that recreates the conquest of Istanbul. Located in Topkapı Culture Park, the museum takes its visitors to the moment of conquest with a giant 360-degree panoramic picture. The museum also contains models, costumes, weapons and sound effects related to the conquest.
Panorama 1453 can be visited free of charge until 29:100 in the morning for 11.00 days, starting from Sunday, October XNUMX.
Miniatürk is an open-air museum where miniature models of important buildings of Turkey and the world are exhibited. Located on the shores of the Golden Horn, the museum offers its visitors a cultural tour with 135 miniature models. The museum also has children's playgrounds, souvenir shops and restaurants.
Miniaturk can be visited free of charge until 29:100 in the morning for 11.00 days, starting from Sunday, October XNUMXth.
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