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The best tour at Miniaturk Miniature and Park in Istanbul

The best tour at Miniaturk Miniature and Park in Istanbul

Turkey is full of many historical and important places that Miniaturk aims to highlight for visitors.

It is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions in Istanbul for the ones who love exploring historical places.

Miniaturk Park is located in Sutluce area, to the northeast of Golden Horn Bay, Istanbul.

There are more historical monuments in Turkey than in the whole of Greece, in addition to important buildings such as Topkapi Palace in Istanbul or Anitkibar in Ankara.

The construction of the park began in 2001, and it was opened by Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2003.

The park includes 108 models of famous landmarks, buildings and monuments that attract many tourists in the world.

So, if you do not have enough time to visit all Istanbul places, Miniaturk is a great chance to see and know the most important landmarks in Turkey.

It does not matter if you are with your family or alone, it is difficult to forget the tour in the park.

After this enjoyable tour inside Miniaturk, you will need a delicious lunch or any fresh juice for your family.

You will find many interesting places in the park, such as a restaurant, a souvenir shop, and a parking for cars.

Miniaturk shows you all the major historical attractions and landmarks around Turkey in one place.

This will help you to teach your kids about Turkey and its history in an entertainment way.

You will be able to see small copies of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, Mount Nemrut, Ephesus, the Bosphorus Bridge connecting Asia and Europe.

Your visit to Miniaturk Park will not be forgotten, you will make many lovely memories with your loved ones.

The most important tourist attractions in Istanbul

The best tour at Miniaturk Miniature and Park in Istanbul
Miniaturk Museum and park
  • Basilica Cistern.
  • Mardin stone houses.
  • Galata Tower.
  • St. Anthony’s Church in Istanbul.
  • The Blue Mosque.
  • Temple of Artemis.
  • Hagia Sophia.

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How to reach Miniaturk in Turkey-Istanbul?

The best tour at Miniaturk
The best tour at Miniaturk

It is not difficult to reach the park, but public transportations are not directly connected.

You can take a bus from Eminonu (currently bus 47C and 47E) or you can take a taxi from Eminonu or Taksim Around 10-15TL max.

The entrance fee is very low and costs only 20 TL, and you will find the audio guide available in several languages.

When you pay your entrance fee, you will be asked which language you want your audio guide to be in and this ensures that everyone can learn more about what they are watching no matter what their languages are.

Miniaturk is opened daily between 9am and 7pm during the winter months, for example from October to mid-April, and the opening hours of Miniaturk change from 9am to 5:30pm.

The park covers a very large area, so you will need comfortable shoes and warm clothing during the colder months.

The best tour
The best tour in Istanbul

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Why should you visit Miniaturk?

Miniature and Park in Istanbul
Miniature and Park in Istanbul

There are many encouraging reasons to visit and have a tour in Miniaturk.

It has an area of 60,000 square meter dividing into 15,000 m² for the exhibition space for modular buildings and 40.000 m² are open areas and parks.

In Miniaturk, there are 62 models from Istanbul, 60 from Anatolia and 13 from the Ottoman lands outside the territory of modern Turkey.

Moreover, if you are looking for a new family activity, your kids will love Miniaturk because it provides easy access information and an exhibition of monuments and historical buildings within a few hours.

Kids really like seeing the buildings models where every detail can be easily noticed.

It has always been difficult to explore Istanbul as there are so many things to see, but Miniaturk offers most of them.

The models in Istanbul include miniatures of very famous places such as Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus Bridge, Sultanahmet Mosque, and lesser known historical buildings such as Sadullah Pasha Palace and the Pertevniyal High School.

Additionally, you can have a look at the most famous places in detail such as Hagia Irene, Suleymaniye Mosque, Maiden’s Tower, Rumelian Castle, Dolmabahce Palace, and Haydarpasa station.

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