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Sakip Sabanci Museum

Sakip Sabanci Caddesi, No. 42 | Emirgan, Istanbul 34467, Turkey
+90 212 277 22 00
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Next to the Marmara sea surrounded by a beautiful park lies the former mansion from the business... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Evelyn W
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Please, visit this most beautiful museum!

We visited it during the Ai Weiwei exhibition and this was one of the best in my lifetime! A... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Ghent, Belgium
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Sakip Sabanci Caddesi, No. 42 | Emirgan, Istanbul 34467, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Next to the Marmara sea surrounded by a beautiful park lies the former mansion from the business family Sabancı. Now it's functioning as a special museum with changing exhibitions. Currently Ai Wei Wei. Though out off Istanbul's center worth a visit!

Thank Evelyn W
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We visited it during the Ai Weiwei exhibition and this was one of the best in my lifetime! A beautiful building, perfect for the setting, so marvelously exhibited, what a location! Also the external view of the building, the site of the Bosphorus closeby, just...More

Thank maartenw2016
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Really an amazing place . The villa, which is like a small palace , was converted to a museum in 1975 . Situated on a hill in a beautiful garden . You can divide the place to three parts , the villa , the gallery...More

Thank Dheya_T
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Excellent small museum in Istanbul. Spare 2 hours and try the MSA restaurant inside the museum as well.

Thank orhan68
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We have visited the museum earlier for many exhibitions. But today we went there to eat at MSA restaurant. Although It has not made its official opening yet, the restaurant was fully booked for the night. So we went there for lunch. The food was...More

Thank PerranBoran
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Ottoman manuscripts and calligraphic compositions form the core collection at this Ottoman-era mansion, donated by the Sabanci family and opened as a museum in 2002. Paintings by both Turkish and foreign artists, as well as furnishings and decorative arts evoke the lives and lifestyles past...More

Thank iConcierge
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

SSM is a fine arts museum dedicated to calligraphic art, religious and state documents, as well as paintings of the Ottoman era. The museum was founded by one of the most notable business man of Turkey , Sakıp Sabancı.Aside from permanent exhibitions, the museum also...More

Thank Esra K
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Beautiful museum with 4 floors with different kinds of arts. worth to visit and has a very nice garden outside. to see the old historic wall is a good experience as well. this tour is with the help of an audio guide for information

Thank Jamal29054
Reviewed 16 November 2016

A wonderful spot on the Bosphorus. After you're done with the museum, you should definitely take a walk around and have some drinks at the museum's cafe, or in the neighborhood. You will not regret the time you spend to get to this Museum.

2  Thank Ozzie_5934
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This beautiful mansion is easily accessible by bus from Kabatas (22 or 25). Its just by the bus stop. We went to a caligraphy exhibition which was excellent, and there is the history of the Sabanci family to see and also wonderful rooms with the...More

2  Thank suzie I
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Nancy D
10 November 2017|
Response from orhan68 | Reviewed this property |
If you are asking if they are adding a new wing, no, they cannot add new buildings because 1.) the site is rather small and 2.) new construction is not allowed in that district.
16 February 2016|
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Response from Michaeldlightfoot | Reviewed this property |
I didn't spot any English language books in the museum shop. But you may like to try the excellent Galeri Kayseri, on Duvanyolu near to the Sultanahmet tramstop - they have a wide selection of English language publications... More