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Panorama Museum 1453 Istanbul

Panorama 1453 is a modern three-dimensional museum with the theme of the conquest of Constantinople or modern-day Istanbul by the Ottomans. It took 4 years and $ 5 million to build this museum. The doors of the museum were officially opened to visitors in 2009 in the presence of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Panorama is one of the most exciting museums you can visit in Istanbul. Upon entering the museum, you will be in a three-dimensional space. You hear the sound of cannons, gunfire, the shouts of Ottoman soldiers, the marching and trotting of horses, and the scenes are reconstructed. The glory of this attack and the anxiety of war pervades your being. You will feel right in the middle of the war campaign. After leaving this section, you will enter the section of paintings and miniatures related to Sultan Mohammad and you will see his exercise books. Sultan Muhammad had many teachers and received various teachings. He was fluent in Arabic, French and Greek and knew little Persian.

Short of the conquest of Istanbul

The Ottoman Empire under the command of Sultan Mohammad II nicknamed Muhammad the Conqueror with 80 (or 200) thousand troops, 70 cannons, 70 (or 320) warships and 20 galleys (or galleries, long and small Ottoman ships that can be found in the Istanbul Maritime Museum See them) went to Constantinople. Muhammad the Conqueror was the seventh heir to the Ottoman Empire to ascend the throne at the age of 12; But he was deposed by the Ottoman army. He ascended the throne again, this time to conquer Constantinople to show his worth. He was only 21 years old at the time of the conquest of Constantinople. The Muslim Turks, under the command of Sultan Muhammad, were determined to defeat the Byzantine Empire, which had existed in the region for a thousand years, and capture the city. In fact, this war was a struggle between Islam and Christianity. The Ottoman army arrived in the city on April 6, 1453. The war continued until May 29 of that year. The Ottomans had blocked all aid routes to the Romans. After about 57 days of fighting, the city was conquered. It is interesting to know that some Roman scholars who lived in Constantinople, during these conflicts, packed up and went to Italy. This relocation led to the transfer of science to central Europe. Some believe that after this event, the dark era of Europe, the Middle Ages, ended and the era of prosperity began. Of course, Sultan Muhammad's conquests did not end in Constantinople, and he continued to expand his territory. Muslims consider him a fighter for Islam.

Visit the museum

The museum hosts visitors every day except holidays between 9 am and 5 pm. If you do not like crowds, you should arrive at the museum before 12 o'clock. The visit to the museum usually takes an hour. Visit Topkapi neighborhood and Topkapi Park to visit this complex. Access by bus is very simple. A bus stop is right in front of Topkapi Park.