From August 1, ticket prices for Turkish museums will double.
Turkey becomes more expensive for tourists due to the collapse of the local currency
From August 1, prices for tickets to museums, historical sites and archaeological sites for foreigners will almost double in Turkey.
This is reported by the Liaison Office of the Presidential Administration of Turkey. For citizens of the country and foreigners with a residence permit, prices will remain unchanged.
For example, the cost of a ticket to the archaeological zone of Ephesus will increase from the current 400 liras to 700 liras. In Pamukkale, you will also have to pay 700 lira for a ticket, and the entrance to the Galata Tower in Istanbul will cost 650 lira, and to the Maiden Tower – 550 lira.
This measure will affect more than 350 museums, historical sites and archaeological sites excavations. The previous increase in ticket prices took place in July 2022.
Experts believe that this decision was made in connection with the record depreciation of the national currency over the past few months.
The Turkish economy is suffering from high inflation, which leads to a rapid devaluation of the lira. Over the past five years, the currency has fallen in value by almost 5.6 times, but the catastrophic collapse of the lira occurred at the end of May 2023, when it lost a quarter of its value in a few weeks.