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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  • Plan your visit to this wonderful Museum in the morning and then have lunch at one of the many nearby restaurants with terrace overlooking the Bosphorus. To achieve this plan not less than forty minutes by taxi, much more public transport. It is closed on Mondays and open from 10 to 18, discounted admission to TL 10 for holders of the Museum Pass, otherwise TL 20. In a villa, designed by our Edoardo De Nari in the late 19th century, there is an interesting permanent collection that covers several centuries Haci Omer Sabanci donated Turkish art in 1998 at Sabanci University. Nice painting section with works by Turkish and foreign artists who worked in Istanbul from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century. The highlight of the Museum is the space dedicated to contemporary art exhibitions, especially always extraordinary. During my last visit I got to see a view of Heinz Mack truly exceptional. Mack has brought back its installation already seen in Venice in front of San Giorgio Maggiore a few years ago and placed it in the beautiful garden with a great perspective on the Bosphorus. The visit takes at least three hours and leaving don't miss a visit to the nearby synagogue around the corner where you will find taxis back downtown.
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  • Need location and brought exhibitions Sabanci Museum, the country's most important art mekanlarindan thanks to this Museum, which gives someone who is extremely easy to transport is given free cloakroom and wi fi services are also extremely beautiful
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  • Every time I go up, Sabancı Museum that gives our country a place I feel like I want to thank again the Sabanci Family. Both Ali held exhibitions in the Pavilion, as well as the Visual and artistic fulfillment every time on so many levels. Finally I went to was beautiful Feyhaman Duran exhibition. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
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  • 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.
  • Great museum that has hosted exhibitions such as Picasso and Anish Kapoor. Has a great restaurant called Muzede Changa that creates dishes along temporary exhibitions. Very creative, a little expensive.
  • Fine museum , but don't recommend visiting it .
  • The museum is great because the building itself is a landmark. The whole structure and land was owned by one of the richest Turkish families and was donated as a museum. The museum is full of old ottaman manuscripts, along with old Qurans and beautiful calligraphy. These were part of one of the family member's collection. Along with these amazing collections, you can walk outside and get to see the beautiful garden with an amazing view of the Bosporus. Overall a must visit and a break from the noisy city of Istanbul.
  • The mansion has a superb furniture and art collection besides an outstanding Arabic calligraphy exhibition.