Tiled Pavilion Museum Entrance

Normal ticket value: €5

Free with Istanbul E-pass

Istanbul E-pass includes Tiled Pavilion MuseumEntrance Ticket. Simply scan your QR code at the entrance and get in.

It is the first building built by Fatih Sultan Mehmet in Topkapi Palace. It is located across from the Archeology Museum with two floors.  The summer villa, dated 1472, is an early Ottoman example under Seljuk influence. On the entrance wall, you see long inscription. The entrance section is a domed space, and there are rooms with vaults on the sides. Ceramics and tiles fromSeljuk and Ottoman periods are exhibited in chronological order. The 16 century Iznik-made tiles are the important works of the museum. The mansion, is one of the oldest examples of Ottoman civil architecture in Istanbul. It was used as the Museum-i Hümayun (Imperial Museum) between 1875-1891. In 1953, it was opened to visitors under the name of Fatih Museum. Turkish and Islamic artifacts are exhibited till 1981. Then it was moved to the Istanbul Archeology Museums.

The entrance of the mansion is single-storey and the back side is two-storey. There is a marble portico with 14 columns at the entrance. The entrance iwan is decorated with mosaic tiles. Various tiles and ceramics from the Seljuk and Ottoman Periods are exhibited in the mansion, which consists of 6 rooms and a middle hall. There are approximately 2000 works in the museum and its warehouses. There are around 2,000 artifacts from the Seljuk and Ottoman periods dating back to the 11th-20th centurie

Tiled Kiosk is the only example of Ottoman civil architecture built under Seljuk influence in Istanbul. At the period of Mehmed the Conqueror (1451-1481), it was built in the woods within the walls surrounding the Topkapı Palace in 1472. The building was used by the Imperial Museum (Museum-i Hümayun) in 1880 to display archaeological and Islamic artifacts. It was attached to the Topkapi Palace in 1939, the works in it were distributed to various museums and the museum lost its function at that time.

Tiled Pavilion Museum Hours of Operation

Tiled Pavilion Museum is open everyday between 09:00 - 18:30
Last entrance is at 17:30

Tiled Pavilion Museum Location

Tiled Pavilion Museum is located in Gulhane Park, at courtyard of Istanbul Archeological Musuem

Osman Hamdi Bey Yokusu,
Gulhane Park, Sultanahmet

Important Notes:

  • Simply scan your QR code at the entrance and get in.
  • Museum vist can take around 30 minutes. Average 90 minutes.
  • Photo ID will be asked from child Istanbul E-pass holders.
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