Where is the miniaturk in istanbul? What are the miniaturk opening hours? What is the history of miniaturk?
Minyatür Türkiye Park (Miniature Turkey Park) is one of the biggest miniature parks of the world which lies over 60,000 square meter area. Its construction was started in June 30, 2001, and it was opened to visitors in May 2, 2003.
This beautiful outdoor museum contains 120 models in 1/25 scale chosen from modern Turkey and Ottoman territories.
Fifty-seven of the models exhibited in Miniaturk are from Istanbul, fifty-one of them are from Anatolia, twelve of them are from the Ottoman territories that are outside of Turkey today.
When you visit Miniaturk, you would feel like going on a trip through the Ottoman lands. You can see Süleymaniye, Selimiye, Hacı Bayram Mosques, Antalya Yivli Minare Mosque, and Bursa Grand Mosque.
You can walk over Boğaziçi Bridge, and see the models of Adana Taşköprü, Stari Most and Malabadi Bridges right in front of you.
You can visit the Tomb of Mevlana, Yeşil Türbe (Green Tomb) of Bursa, the Tomb of Ertuğrul Gazi, and the Tomb of Aşık Pasha and pray to Allah for these great people without leaving Istanbul.
You can visit Safranbolu Houses, Amasya Houses and Mardin Stone Houses at the same time.
You can stop by Çifte Minareli Medrese of Erzurum, Konya Karatay Medresesi, Hatuniye Medresesi of Karaman, Gök Medrese of Sivas, and İnce Minareli Medrese of Sivas, which can be considered the first universities of Anatolia.
You do not need a tour throughout Turkey to see Hoodoos of Cappadocia, Pamukkale, The Maiden’s Tower, and Galata Tower. You do not need, either, a world tour to see the famous Sumela Monastery, Monumentum Ancyranum, the Church of St. Mary of Blachernae, Temple of Artemis, the Pergamon Altar, and Aspendos.
To see the models of the above-mentioned precious monuments and of many more, you can just stop by Miniaturk.
Miniaturk is open to visitors between 09.00 and 19.00 during the week days, and between 09.00 and 21.00 on weekends.