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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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  • Its an open space place that contain miniature models of buildings, castles, places from all over turkey. Its like they are taking you a tour all around turkey. We really enjoyed it. It also contain s...  more »
  • The outdoor museum in Anatolia and Istanbul sütlüce Turkish works of miniature sculptures in the world. Cindy will attract the attention of local and foreign tourists from a museum. Families with children can go to the Museum.
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  • The mini buildings are beyond amazing, you can definitely see how much work and effort went into making this place. If anyone visits Istanbul, this is definitely a site to see! It was a good price of ...  more »
  • Miniatürk is a miniature park situated at the north-eastern shore of Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. It was opened May 2, 2003. Miniatürk covers a total area of 60,000 square metres (650,000 sq ft). It is one of the world's largest miniature parks with its 15,000 m2 (160,000 sq ft) model area. The park contains 122 models in 1:25 scale. It contains structures from in and around Turkey, as well as interpretations of historic structures.
  • Lovely place. Cheap entry fee and it's well worth the money. You get to see some great turkish structures miniature statues placed in logical order. The details on the structures are incredible and the way it's placed is wonderful. Must see for every tourist visiting Istanbul.
  • Mini Turkey. All the sculptures and tourists attractions 3d models are present. Highly recommended place for kids and teens
  • For any foreigner, I think this should be the starter pack for your tourism in Turkey. İt shows EVERYTHİNG, every structure and lots of reference to the historical sites in Turkey. İt was amazing
  • A big park containing decently sized scale models (of old palaces, mosques, churches or even Cappadocia formations) from Istanbul and quite a few from around Turkey. Considering Istanbul traffic, a good place to get acquainted with much of historical sites of Istanbul. Also a good and relaxed place to spend the day if you like architecture or like to play Godzilla.
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