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Sakip Sabanci Museum

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Address: Sakip Sabanci Caddesi, No. 42 | Emirgan, Istanbul 34467, Turkey
Phone Number:
+90 212 277 2200

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Excellent Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This museum in Emirgan is one that is extremely well managed. Every exhibition there gives valuable information without boring the visitor. You always leave the museum having learned something new and therefore a richer person. The explanations and videos are always satisfactory. There is a very good ( but expensive) restaurant inside. There is also a small but nice museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The exhibitions change quite quickly and most of the time we can find something for our taste. This time it was about color and light. The museum is located in the beautiful mansion by yhe sea at Emirgan. You can also have fine dining at the Changa restaurant inside.

Thank Ozlem S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I had a chance to view Dali's exposition. Very good organized museum in very good location. Great architecture.

Thank BlerimGreeny
Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Private museum of the Sabanci banking & industrialist family. Very interesting with many personal items from the family. Located in Emirgan next to the Bosphorus, providing a great setting to spend some time in the gardens. Well worth visiting.

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

It is an old building which is re-design for museum. Also there is a good cafe in the museum. You can see the Bosporus from the balcony.

Thank travelingwoswos
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Sakip Sabanci's father decided his family needed a residence in Istanbul, so he bought the place furnished off of a princess. It's pretty amazing. The museum is up on a hill right next to the Bosphorus, so you get amazing views of the water. The gardens are full of sculpture, including some great contemporary stuff (I don't usually care for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Sakıp Sabancı Museum is Over a hill in Emirgan built in and around what was once the villa of Turkish Businessman Sakip Sabanci. It is hosting great exhibits like the Monet, or Picasso exhibits in Turkey and is attracting big crowds. The museum is free to all who come with a child and has discounts for elders, academics and teachers.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

This excellent museum is one of the few in the world that focuses on calligraphy. The calligraphic exhibits are well-organized. Besides providing examples of the many styles and ages of Arabic calligraphy, the exhibits show the tools of the calligrapher. Several videos show the process of lettering from making ink and cutting quills to applying the ink. Besides the calligraphic... More 

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