One beauty of travel is the many cultures that you get to know. Turkey offers a huge number of great museums and cultural sites. Compared to Germany, the entries are relatively cheap, but you can still save money. To do so, you should buy a museum pass, which you can get at the ticket counters of most historic sights and museums. You can choose between a five- and 15-days card.
Save time and money
A 5-day card costs 185 lira (EUR 31,16 / USD 35,17) and is well worth it if you want to see the important historical treasures.
If you have more time, get the 15-day card for 315 lira (EUR 53,05 / USD 59,88), which can be used nationwide. There are various 15-day cards available. If you are traveling throughout Turkey, buy the Turkey museum pass. There are several different cards sold, and you can choose between the following areas: the Aegean, Istanbul, the Mediterranean and Cappadocia. But, if you are traveling to more than one area, a 15-day Turkey pass would be the best.
Another plus is that the fast lane is included in purchase of the museum pass. This is worth it, because Istanbul is a well visited city, and the queues can get long. This saves not only money, but time.
Additionally, some shops offer discounts on purchases with the pass. However, as we are on the road with only our carry-on luggage, we try to avoid everything that has to do with shopping as much as possible.
We researched what is included as free entrance with the pass, and found this page that contains a list that you can view for your trip: https://www.muze.gov.tr/en/museum-card
Also note that only one entrance per museum and site is possible, which means you cannot visit the same site a second time for free.
In many parts of Turkey, admission to historic sites and sometimes even to museums is free!