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Pera Museum

Mesrutiyet Cad. No.65 | Tepebaşı, Istanbul 34443, Turkey
+90 212 334 9900
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Inaugurated on 8 June 2005, Pera Museum is a private museum founded by Suna and İnan Kıraç Foundation with the aim of offering a broad range of high-quality culture and arts services.
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Mesrutiyet Cad. No.65 | Tepebaşı, Istanbul 34443, Turkey
+90 212 334 9900
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

The museum stands out for its world-class collections and exhibitions. To find out what you can see right now, be sure to check the site, although the museum is definitely worth a visit for its outstanding permanent exhibition of antiquities, Anatolian and Oriental art. The...More

3  Thank archil a
Reviewed 8 February 2017

It is one of my favourite Museum with its great selections of temporary exhibitions. They always find the great things matching with the soul of the city and Pera... Building itself is gorgeous anyway...

1  Thank UfukF
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Only have a short time? Come here. Have a bit more time? Come here. You can come and see one exhibit or all of them. Beautifully curated, bold choices, excellent permanent exhibits. Great gift shop and cafe (check out the history of the piano). There...More

Thank G M
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Visited Pera Museum last week. Temporary modern exibition was not so interesting ( 5th and 4th floor) but the rest of museum is very nice and interesting. I went on Friday evening when entrance is free from 18h00. The café is also nice and cosy.

Thank Os Pes M
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

One of the famous Painter Osman Hamdi Bey's paints you can see, coffee museum alao nice and tiny, nice to be there, dont miss it

Thank brksnmz
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Well, I believe Kiraç Family gave an excellent museum to Istanbul with Pera Museum. We visited two new exhibitions in the museum and both were excellent. Had a nice afternoon coffee in the museum's grouna level Cafe, as well.

Thank Kiziltay
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The beautiful Pera Museum has something for everyone. When I visited, they had exhibits on historical topics (paintings of ambassadors visiting the Ottoman emperors), extremely modern works and many conceptual pieces (including sound and video pieces), local cultural history and just about everything in between....More

Thank adeegan2
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is one of the private museums in Istanbul with a lot of artifacts from Anatolia. They have very good and nice paintings. There is always a temporary exhibition too.

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I am generally not all that interested in museums, and tend to go because my wife likes them. This was one of the best I have seen though, of the many dozens around the world we have visited. Truly excellent paintings.

Thank MindStorm00
Reviewed 6 March 2016

Formerly the Bristol Hotel, built in 1893, the Pera Museum is in my opinion one of the most enjoyable museums and cultural centers of Istanbul. On the first floor it is possible to visit an exhibition about weight and measure systems of the Anatolian region,...More

1  Thank GLBonora
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Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of
the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned
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