Madame Tussauds Wax Museum Istanbul
Would you be interested in taking selfies with world-famous artists or pop singers? If the answer is yes, Madame Tussauds wax museum in Istanbul would be the place to go. This Museum has wax models of world-famous people that you can see from really close. Located conveniently in the new city's heart, you can get public transportation to get to this fascinating Museum. What you would see inside is world-famous people and famous characters from the history of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic.
Istanbul E-pass includes entry of Madame Tussauds Istanbul. Present your Istanbul E-pass at the counter and get access.
What time does Madame Tussauds Istanbul open?
The Madame Tussauds Museum is open every day between 10:00 to 20:00.
How much is the entrance fee of Madame Tussauds Istanbul?
The entrance fee is around 12 Euros. It is free for Istanbul E-pass holders.
How to get to the Madame Tussauds wax museum?
From the Old City Hotels; Take the T1 tram to Kabatas . From Kabatas, take the funicular to Taksim Square. From Taksim Square , follow the Istiklal Street to Madame Tussauds museum.
From the Taksim Hotels; From Taksim Square, follow the Istiklal Street to Museum.
Madame Tussauds Istanbul Wax Museum
Located in the heart of the modern city center Taksim, the Museum's location is perfect for a stroll in the city's latest quarter. Taksim is the center of the European lifestyle starting from the late 19th century. The first name of the place was Pera. The meaning is another side; this name was given for the area's location on the other side of Golden Horn compared to the old city center. The first actual settlement of the area goes back to the 16th century. This was a palace for a prince having Venetian descent. Starting from then on, the area started having a key role in the relations between the Ottomans and the European countries. As a result, the area became an area where you could see European music, lifestyle, food, and architecture.
The building that hosts the Museum is the Grand Pera shopping mall in Istiklal Street. In history, the building has an important place. Abraham Pasha ordered it, a diplomat having a vital role in the Ottoman Empire's affairs and the countries in Europe as a personal house. The old name of the building was Cercle d'Orient. The architect of the building was famous in the late 19th century, Alexandre Vallaury. After it was open, it was one of the biggest buildings in Istiklal Street. Over time, many different companies and shops served in the building, but the building's importance never changed. After a fire in 1983, the building needed an extensive renovation. In the year 2006, the renovation started, and the building was opened one more time with the name The Grand Pera.
Madame Tussauds wax museum Istanbul opened the Grand Pera in the year 2016. The Museum has 5 different sections: music, sports, history & leaders, film, and VIP Party. All the statues inside are done after a long study. This study includes lots of pictures and historical facts. They are one-to-one copies of the people or close to the historical records. You can see artists like Madonna , famous sportsmen like Muhammad Ali or Rafael Nadal , actors such as Brad Pitt or Johnny Deep and many more.
The final word
If you like to be surrounded by famous people, you will love Madame Tussauds wax Museum Istanbul. It makes you feel like a star yourself when you enter on a red carpet. When you are in Istanbul, there is no way you should miss such an enticing experience of visiting Madame Tussaud's wax Museum. Make your visit more comfortable with free entry with Istanbul E-pass.
Madame Tussauds Istanbul Hours of Operation
Madame Tussauds Istanbul is open everyday between 10:00 - 20:00
Madame Tussauds Istanbul Location
Madame Tussauds Istanbul is located in Taksim on Istiklal Street at Grand Pera building.
Cercle d'Orient House
Istiklal Cad. No: 56/58
Beyoglu / Istanbul
Present your Istanbul E-pass at the counter to get access to Madame Tussauds Istanbul.
Madame Tussauds Istanbul visit takes 75 minutes on average.
Photo ID will be asked from Child Istanbul E-pass holders.