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Miniaturk, Istanbul

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Walk between the trimmed lawns of Miniaturk dotted with more than 100 miniature models of Turkey's great buildings, such as Hagia Sophia, the mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and the Atatürk international airport. As one of the world's largest miniature parks, this open-air site features architectural structures from Istanbul, Anatolia, and even from the Ottoman territories that are no longer part of Turkey. See the ancient city of Ephesus, the bridge over the Bosporus, the Suleymaniye mosque, fairy chimneys, and Mount Nemrut, all scaled down to 1/25 of their original size. A miniature train passes through the paths. Amenities include a cafe, a shop, and a cinema showing a 3-D film about Istanbul. Put Miniaturk into our Istanbul tour builder app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Istanbul.
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  • If you have no time to travel the whole Turkey (and more), should take 2 hours to see Miniatürk. Very neat and worth.
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  • It's a really nice place for those who appreciate history or architecture, as there are many detailed miniatures of historical places in Turkey. A really nice place to go in Istanbul if you can't visi...  more »
  • A very beautiful place to visit when in Istanbul, this is a good way to get an idea about the historical places to visit in Turky. The tickets are 25 Turkish lira which is almost $8  more »
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  • Nice view, seating. It would have been better had I read into some of the places displayed here, since it was all just meaningless to me, the endless figurines and models. But it's beautiful.
  • Excellent for kids. Go when the weather is nice for a luxurious stroll among pretty models of historical landmarks. The cafeteria needs some sprucing.
  • An intresting place where the historic diversity of the country can be explored. Architecture geeks are sure to marvel at the exhibits. Well worth a visit but pick a day when its cold or cloudy.
  • Very small place.. The Sculptures looks fake to me.. This place is suitable only for kids below the 6 years
  • This place is awesome !! A must go 4 any1 visiting İstanbul .. it has literally all Turkey in one place .. all Touristic places collected there in very Artistic and astonishing form ❤

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Where to stay in Istanbul

The bustling downtown core of old Istanbul is the popular choice among tourists wanting a short walking distance to the city's biggest attractions. Here you'll find hostel-style accommodations and reasonably priced and traditionally decorated hotels, as well as bed and breakfasts and inns with views overlooking the sea. Though often the most affordable, accommodations in the old city can be very overrun with tourists and street solicitors. If you seek a more relaxed stay, consider lodging near Taksim Square. This new, trendy neighborhood is a short 15-20 minute ride from the old city, but puts you closer to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Though the newer area of the city is a bit more upscale, you'll also find moderately priced hotels and some hostels. Look for luxury hotels in the western suburbs close to the airport, overlooking the banks of Bosphorus.
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