Sabancı Üniversitesi Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi, Istanbul

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View calligraphic art, religious and state documents, and paintings of the Ottoman era at Sabancı Üniversitesi Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi, housed in the former family home of the wealthy Sabanci family. Collections include 18th- and 19th-century Chinese porcelain, vases, and decorated plates, in addition to 19th-century French and German porcelain. Get an educational view of Ottoman calligraphic art over 500 years with nearly 400 pieces of calligraphy, including manuscripts, Korans and prayer books, calligraphic panels, imperial documents and seals, and poetry books. The over 320 paintings of the Ottoman and Republican era include works by Ottoman and Turkish artists like Ibrahim Calli. Aside from these permanent exhibitions, the museum hosts cultural events and temporary exhibits of foreign artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Rodin, and Miro. The museum is accessible via car or taxi and has limited opening hours when hosting cultural events, so call ahead or check the website to confirm opening hours. See Sabancı Üniversitesi Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi and all Istanbul has to offer by arranging your trip with our Istanbul tour planner.
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  • 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 Turke...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 th...  more »
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  • Residence of a well known wealthy family turned into a museum. Relatively small permanent museum but the facility is big enough to host extensive collections. Hosts different exhibitions throughout the year. Offers amazing views of the posphorus and Istanbul from its garden. Free parking is offered although very limited (about 25 spots)
  • Perfectly represents the cosmopolite structure of the city of Istanbul. The sense and spirit of history is all around the place combined with the contemporary art exhibitions inside. From Anish Kapoor to Claude Monet famous art works have been displayed in here. Plus there used to be breakfast sessions in the cafe area mainly for Sunday brunch times where famous jazz singers used to come and play.
  • It's a perfect place for a walk and visit to a museum. On Wednesday it's opened till 8 PM and free of charge.
  • Very nice place very good designed museum very kind people
  • Climb the hill passing through a very nice garden. Very nice view to of the Bosphorus. You will find a beautiful old house and next to it a modern extension. Three stories of space dedicated to exhibitions.