Harbiye Askeri Müzesi - Things To Do in Istanbul - LikeALocal Guide

Why locals love it?

Visit this museum to learn about the Turkish Salvation War, which was led by commander Mustafa Kemal Attürk – the founder of the Republic of Turkey. It houses a range of artefacts and exhibitions documenting the history of Ottoman and Turkish armies.

Why you should visit it

Besides the exhibitions, you can watch a traditional “Mehteran” (Ottoman military band) ceremony. Mehteran have accompanied Turkish armies to every war since the birth of the first Turkish state.

Special tip

Don’t miss the Mehteran ceremony – it takes place from 3–4 pm daily.

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