Miniaturk Museum is a park that features miniature models of historic structures. The park opened its doors to visitors on May 2, 2003, and is one of the largest miniature parks in the world, covering a total area of 60,000 square meters (650,000 square feet). In addition to pools, water ways, and covered sections, miniature structures are on display in a 15,000 square meter (160,000 square foot) model area.

The models in the park are mostly from Turkey, but also include structures from the former Ottoman Empire that are now located outside of Turkey’s borders. The park contains 126 models, created in 1/25th scale. 59 of the structures are from Istanbul City, 55 are from Anatolia (Central Turkey), and 12 are from the Ottoman territories that today lie outside of Turkey’s borders. The models are made from polyurethane-based materials, which are durable in outdoor conditions.

During your visit to Miniaturk Museum, you will have the opportunity to travel through time and see over 3,000 years of history, from antiquity to the Byzantine era, Seljuk to the Ottoman Empire.

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One of the highlights of the park is the miniature replica of the Hagia Sophia, the iconic Byzantine cathedral that has been a museum since 1935 and also a Mosque since 2020. The replica is an exact copy of the original, with intricate details and an impressive dome that is a must-see. Visitors can also admire the replica of the Blue Mosque, another famous Istanbul landmark, and the Topkapi Palace, the former residence of the Ottoman Sultans.

The park also features replicas of other famous landmarks and buildings from around Turkey and the Ottoman Empire. Some of the most notable include the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, the Tower of London, and the Great Wall of China. The park is also home to a variety of other exhibits, including a replica of an Ottoman bazaar, a traditional Turkish village, and a replica of an Ottoman ship.

Visitors can enjoy the park by walking through the various sections and admiring the intricate details of the models. They can also take a ride on the park’s funicular, which offers a bird’s-eye view of the park and the surrounding area. Additionally, visitors can take a guided tour to learn more about the history and significance of the structures on display. The park also offers an audio guide service in several languages to enhance the visitors’ experience.


Another interesting feature of Miniaturk Museum is its night-time lighting system. At night, the park is illuminated with colorful lights, creating a magical atmosphere and making the models even more impressive. Visitors can also enjoy traditional Turkish music and dance performances at the park’s open-air theater.

Miniaturk Museum is a must-see attraction for history buffs and those interested in architecture and design. The park is easily accessible by public transportation and is open to visitors throughout the year, including on weekends and public holidays. Visitors can purchase tickets at the entrance or book them online in advance.

Don’t miss the chance to explore the rich history and culture of Turkey at Miniaturk Museum. With our guided tours, you’ll be able to see the most important landmarks and historical sites of Turkey and Ottoman Empire in one place. Our knowledgeable guides will provide an in-depth understanding of the significance of each structure and their place in history. Book your tour today with Tour Maker Turkey and experience the magic of Miniaturk Museum.