The Tiled Kiosk (Turkish: Çinili Köşk) is a pavilion set within the outer walls of Topkapı Palace and dates from 1472 as shown on the tile inscript above the main entrance. It was built by the Ottoman sultan Mehmed II as a pleasure palace or kiosk. It is located in the most outer parts of the palace, next to Gülhane Park. It was also called Glazed Kiosk (Sırça Köşk).
It was used as the Imperial Museum (Ottoman Turkish: Müze-i Hümayun, Turkish: İmparatorluk Müzesi) between 1875 and 1891. In 1953, it was opened to the public as a museum of Turkish and Islamic art, and was later incorporated into the Istanbul Archaeology Museums, housing the Museum of Islamic Art. The pavilion contains many examples of İznik tiles and Seljuk pottery.
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Kepler 452b | Jun 10, 2018
If you have time, you should see here. There are plenty of high grade ceramic art work and all of them are handmade.
LoveIStanbul365 | May 21, 2018
The museum is part of Istanbul Archeology Museum complex and has a great collection. Highly recommended.
Halim Ayatar | Jul 3, 2018
Some of the most beautiful items from Selçuk Türk Period.
Haluk Ermis | Mar 20, 2018
Tiled Pavillion built 1472 now serving as museum. Outstanding Turkish ceramics are exhibeted. Bring your camera ( no flash no tripod )
Martina Stoll | Aug 1, 2016
This place is amazing because of the space inside. I do not remember much the furniture, manuscripts and tiles that were on display, but I can see the space full of soft light, decorated by colorfull and ornamental tiles, with sophisticated windows and light wells in dome.
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