Miniatürk [1] is a miniature park at the northeastern shore of Golden Horn in Istanbul, Turkey. It opened May 2, 2003.[2] It is one of the world's largest miniature parks, with a 15,000 m2 (160,000 sq ft) model area and total area of 60,000 square metres (650,000 sq ft). It contains 135 models, in 1:25 scale,[3] of structures from in and around Turkey, and interpretations of historic structures.

An overview of Miniatürk, 2012
An overview of Miniatürk, 2012
TypeMiniature park
LocationIstanbul, Turkey
Area60 000 m2
OpeningMay 2, 2003
Visitors5 million in 2015

Of the park's total area, 40,000 m2 (430,000 sq ft) is open space; 3,500 m2 (38,000 sq ft) is covered; and 2,000 m2 (22,000 sq ft) contain pools and waterways. Its parking lot has a capacity of 300 vehicles.

60 of the park's structures are from Istanbul, 63 are from Anatolia, and 13 are from the Ottoman territories that today lie outside Turkey.[4] Also featured are historic structures like the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, and the Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus (now Bodrum).[5] Additional space is reserved for future models.


  1. ^ "Miniaturk Istanbul CCT Investments". Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  2. ^ "Our Member Parks: Miniaturk". International Association of Miniature Parks. Archived from the original on 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2012-04-30.
  3. ^ Ergil, Leyla Yvonne (2020-10-22). "Fun fall activities during COVID-19: 5 ways to enjoy Istanbul outside". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  4. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  5. ^ "Istanbul: Miniaturk". Let's Go Istanbul. Retrieved 2012-04-30.


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Coordinates: 41°03′36″N 28°56′55″E / 41.06000°N 28.94861°E / 41.06000; 28.94861