Pelit Chocolate Museum
Explore this small museum on a self-guided visit, a fun, easy activity for families with children. Plan around an hour to take in the exhibitions, which include an entire house built out of chocolate and an area where you can watch the chefs at work in the chocolate factory.
Things to Know Before You Go
There is an entrance fee to enter the museum, but children under 5 are free.
There is a cafe and gift shop, where you can purchase chocolates and cakes made on-site.
Pelit Chocolate Museum is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
The chocolate museum is located in Esenyurt, around 18 miles (30 kilometers) west of downtown Istanbul (Sultanahmet) and about a 1-hour drive. Buses stop close by at Beylikdüzü, but it’s easiest to reach the museum by private transport or taxi.
When to Get There
The Pelit Chocolate Museum is open daily. The small museum is popular with local families and can get busy on weekends—opt for a weekday morning visit to avoid the crowds.
Chocolate Sculptures at Pelit Chocolate Museum
The museum is filled with notable sculptures, each carved entirely from chocolate. Look for famous Istanbul monuments such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Bosphorus Bridge, and Galata Tower; world icons such as the Statue of Liberty and Sphinx; biblical scenes such as Noah’s Ark; and Turkish traditions such as whirling dervishes.
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