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Panorama 1453, Istanbul

4.3
#12 of 101 in Museums in Istanbul
Known primarily for its giant painting depicting the Conquest of Constantinople, Panorama 1453 presents history in 360 degrees. Established in 2009, the history museum houses a world-famous panoramic portrayal of the 1453 battle that effectively put an end to the Roman Empire. The huge painting presents the moment when the invading Ottoman troops broke through the city's Byzantine defenses. The realistic image measures 38 m (125 ft) in diameter and covers an area of about 2,300 sq m (25,000 sq ft). An accompanying soundtrack enhances the viewing experience by recreating battle cries and cannon blasts. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Panorama 1453 and many more Istanbul attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Istanbul trip builder site.
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  • Was bit disappointed, lift to the top and a painted ceiling with some battle scenes. Cheap to go in 20TL each and 10tl for headset  more »
  • This thematic museum could be designed in a much better way and with more content. What I find annoying are the long texts that accompany the visuals. The texts are just too long (and their...  more »
  • Worth visiting. We ended there by chance and we enjoyed it. Entrance fees 15 lira and 5 lira for the headset that will translate and guide you through the battle of Istanbul conquering by AlFatih...  more »
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  • A lot of work went into this museum and it is evident as soon as you enter the panorama room. An excellent recreation of history. Detailed information is provided on each of the wall panels in Turkish, with English translations beneath them. Audio guides are also available at entry. The gift shop has nice souvenirs, books and gifts.
  • Panorama reflects a great deal about the ottoman empire and reveals lots of secrets on how 'things' used to be back in those days. It also gives an insight on the continuous and on going clash of civilizations. The place is well equiped, the heritage is clearly defined. make sure to understand all the small details. There is a beautiful park outside where one can still see the wall which the battle took place over. Totally worth it. For family and friends.
  • Amazing place to go , nice modern visualization of historic moments. Helpful audio and amazing panoramic scenery. But it would be very helpful if some benches could be added somewhere at the sides in order for the elderly people to rest during the tour.
  • Must see. An essential experience for everyone. So much more information about the actual conquest of Constantinople. The actual battlefield panorama was mind blowing.
  • No baby carts allowed - disaster. If you have a baby on cart, DON'T GO THERE. YOU WILL HAVE TO CARRY YOUR BABY ALL THE WAY. They will not tell you before hand. Once you get into the place and start the tour you will be surprised. The place needs walking and wandering around and you need to take your time listening to the story of each picture. Not suitable while carrying a baby. It might take 30 - 60 minutes. The place is nice especially the dome. But wothout a cart it is a disaster. I don't know why management forbids walking with baby carts !

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